June 17, 2015

Learning Leadership

I came to the Option Institute in 1988 to learn how to use empowerment in my electronic parts business and also sent senior managers here. I then completely changed our corporate management techniques, which was instrumental to our growth over the next 7 years. I had always been a control person but learned that, if I didn’t micromanage, I got more of what I wanted. I encouraged employees to take charge of themselves and their work. As they became happier and less stressed, they made better decisions, were more invested in the business, became creative in finding solutions, and worked more effectively with clients. Though I sold the company, the lessons I learned have been applicable every day of my life. My wife, daughters and several friends have also come to the Institute and, 16 years later, I’m still taking programs.

Dave Tully, Investor/Consultant, Massachusetts

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