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WILMINGTON, NC, May 10, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Simple ideas can hold tremendous power. We often find that the most profound concepts begin with a mere passing thought or moment of contemplation. Albert Einstein claimed that a simple idea – the fact that a person falling freely would not feel his own weight – impelled him to develop his theory of gravity. This is but one example of a seemingly simple idea that eventually morphed into one of those all-important, transformative "aha moments" that changed the course of science forever. Rocky Romanella, founder and principal of 3SIXTY Management services, experienced an aha moment during his childhood that helped him, as an adult leader, transform a simple idea into a concept that holds the power to revolutionize any company or organization.
"When I was a child," Romanella stated, "I had the opportunity to visit the Hershey Chocolate Factory in Hershey, PA. In those days, you toured the factory. The Hershey factory under glass. It was amazing to see all that chocolate…up close…my taste buds ablaze.
"Little did I know that this amazing childhood experience would leave such an impression on me and create my aha moment. It happened years after touring the factory and seeing the chocolate being made by hard-working local people from beginning to end. Thus, the seed of a simple idea was planted.
"As an adult and leader, as I walked around the UPS facility I managed, I realized the confidence the Hershey organization had to have in their people and processes as thousands of customers walked through their factory while they made their famous chocolate bars. That idea took hold.
"I asked myself, could my customers walk through my facility, unannounced? And if so, would they ever use our services again?
"Based on that moment and from that moment forward, I challenged myself and my people to run their own Hershey factories. The idea evolved into a goal –to be as confident in my people and my operations as Hershey was in theirs. By doing so, our customers would enjoy the same experience in one of our facilities – confident and excited to see their products in our hands. As a leader, regardless of your area of responsibility, you must run your own operation with that same level of care."
In Romanella's Business Leadership Book, 'Tighten the Lug Nuts: The Principles of Balanced Leadership', he uses his Executive Business Leadership experiences to explore the ways a true leader can add value as a trusted advisor, mentor, and visionary who uses a process approach to lead the organization and its people to new levels of success.
In an engaging, personal, and witty style, Romanella details his Balanced Leadership approach, which details how to give your three major constituents equal priority in your decision making process through actively listening to their needs and building strong relationships. By following the steps Romanella lays out, readers can truly learn the importance of Balanced Leadership.
In honor of another great leader and coach, for every purchase of 'Tighten the Lug Nuts', 3SIXTY will donate $1 to Victory Over Cancer, a charitable organization co-founded by former North Carolina State Basketball Coach Jim Valvano. This important organization is dedicated to saving lives by helping to find a cure for cancer. A donation will also be made for each new Training Engagement or Motivational talk and in appreciation for those who sign up to receive 3SIXTY's newsletter.
Rocky Romanella is available for speaking engagements and media interviews. He can be contacted using the information below or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 'Tighten The Lug Nuts' is available at book outlets everywhere. Full information on 3SIXTY Management Services is available at the company's website at http://www.3sixtymanagementservices.com.
After an illustrious career spanning nearly 40 years focused on supply chain, logistics and transportation, retail, sales and operational excellence strategy at UPS – including The UPS Store franchise network and UPS Supply Chain Solutions – Rocky Romanella became the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Director for UniTek Global Services, a provider of engineering, construction management and installation services to companies specializing in the telecommunications field.
Romanella is currently the Founder and CEO of 3SIXTY Management Services, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in Executive Speaking, Leadership Development and Consulting Services. He also serves on the board of Goodman Networks, a leading provider of end-to- end network infrastructure, field and professional services to the wireless telecommunications and satellite television industries.
Rocky is an experienced CEO who led one of the largest rebranding initiatives in franchising history – The UPS Store, revolutionizing the $9 billion retail shipping and business services market.
While leading The UPS Store, the network increased retail unit, same-store sales by 5.8%, outpacing the National Retail Federation results of 4.6% during a recession.
Rocky steered UPS's entry into the health care industry and created the mantra, "It's a patient, not a package. ®"
He also led the integration of more than 20 acquisitions to improve financial performance, capabilities and global network footprint.
Through his Executive Business Leadership Training and Business Team Training, Rocky delivers results by developing and implementing his Balanced Leadership Model™ across enterprise operations. This includes a laser focus on customer needs, employee empowerment and the demands of shareholders.
Rocky has the rare ability to see a clear vision of the changing business landscape, the passion to develop strategies, tactics and metrics to drive desired results.
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