People-Focused or Profit Focused?

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Some business leaders say, “They can get happy on their own time. I just need them to productive when they’re here.” Tom Manenti, Chairman and CEO of MiTek Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, does not believe in this approach. Instead he believes, “Happy employees are ‘purpose partners’ and happy customers and high profits will follow.”

In this excerpt from Tom’s session of ExecuNet Master Class you can hear him explain his thinking on this important leadership topic.

Watch Empowered Leaders, Engaged Employees: Business Imperatives for Every CEO to hear the whole program.

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William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework.

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