PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 20, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- As a business leader and industry executive, Tom Castellanos
has proven his effectiveness to his company many times over. His leadership of East Coast Metals, Inc. has made it a leader itself in its field, and his many innovative ideas have helped to revolutionize his industry.
Much of this success that Tom Castellanos enjoys comes from his ability to connect with both his clients and his employees, understanding the needs of each and how best to help them out. For other leaders looking to experience similar levels of leadership success, a recent article from the Huffington Post advises them to first better understand their own workers - even if that means taking over for them for a while.
The article makes mention of a popular new trend in reality television in which high level executives in a company agree to temporarily take a break from their high paying leadership positions to instead work for a period of time at a much lower level in their own companies. These executives then spend a good length of time experiencing what their own workers go through during their everyday jobs and duties.
By the end of the experience, says the article, these business leaders have a much better idea of how their companies actually run and how much hard work those that they are leading put in on the job every single day. This, the article explains, helps foster a genuine connection between employees and leaders within a company by enabling a greater degree of understanding between the two.
"Many business leaders got to where they are today by working their way up the ladder, so they already have a good idea of what it is like closer to the bottom of it," says company president Tom Castellanos. "However, just as many leaders reached their positions without ever doing the work that their employees do. For this latter group, that disconnect can sometimes hurt employee/employer relations and cause a break down in communications."
The article agrees with this observation, stating that the most persuasive leaders are those who can put themselves in the same point of view as those that they are leading. By proving that they truly can relate to their employees, these leaders foster greater levels of trust within their companies. Feedback between higher and lower levels is also made more useful once both sides understand where the other is coming from.
Because of this, says business leader Tom Castellanos, it might behoove some executives to get out of their fancy suits and cover a few of their workers' shifts now and then just for the experience.
runs the family operated roofing company East Coast Metals, Inc. as President and Chief Executive Officer. Located in Hialeah, FL, East Coast Metals has revolutionized the roofing industry thanks to Castellanos's innovative business practices and roofing techniques, making them a leader in their industry. Castellanos brings a variety of professional skills to the company that he has gathered throughout his career in the industry, including planning and reengineering factory operations, developing business strategies and strategic partnerships, and analyzing market data. Thanks to his leadership capabilities, East Coast Metals now enjoys a diverse clientele base and overwhelmingly satisfied customer support.