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Get Respect from Employees Quickly - CEO Mark Whitten of Spartanburg Steel Products
Episode 5521st September 2021 • The CEO Sessions • Ben Fanning
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Mark Whitten is the President & CEO of Spartanburg Steel Products (SSP) in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  They are a Tier 1 and 2 supplier to companies including BMW, Honda, Volvo, John Deere and Kubota. 

Mark is a results-driven senior business leader with more than 25 years of manufacturing experience, including international assignments in Canada, Mexico and the United States.  


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  • What gives Mark his leadership edge.
  • Why working your way up from the bottom prepares you for future leadership.
  • The surprising moment when Mark felt challenged to grow.
  • What you can learn from watching poor leaders.
  • How to earn the respect of every employee.
  • The secret sauce for employee engagement.
  • Spartanburg Steep 2.0.
  • The twist in Mark’s career that led to his professional growth.
  • The traits Mark would instill in every employee...ownership and ambition!


Traits Mark would instill in every employee:

  • Ambition
  • Loyalty
  • Integrity
  • Kindness


“Great leaders are influential, poor leaders use the power button.“

“Attitude is a HUGE differentiator.”


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