ATLANTA--(The Samuelson Company announced today that its founder and president, Larry Samuelson, a recognized leader in North America’s automotive aftermarket industry, delivered the opening keynote speech to Northwood University’s University of Aftermarket Leadership 2.0 Program in Midland, Michigan on September 9, 2012. The University of the Aftermarket is the premier career education resource for professionals in the vehicle parts manufacturing, distribution, and service categories. The school’s industry-specific curriculum is designed to help automotive and heavy duty professionals of any age or skill level enhance their success and their organizations' competitive advantage in this industry (northwood.edu/aftermarket). The University of the Aftermarket’s Leadership 2.0 Program is an advanced program that focuses on training the next generation of industry leaders.)--
“Winning the respect and support of your employees is critical for leading during challenging times.”
In his speech on “Leadership Advice for Challenging Times,” Mr. Samuelson shared relevant and successful leadership examples and strategies from his own experience leading through challenging times. During his 35-year tenure with several Genuine Parts Company (GPC/NAPA) divisions in the U.S. and Canada, Larry held various leadership positions as president, COO, and CEO.
To an audience of more than 50 students and professors in the advanced Leadership 2.0 Program, Mr. Samuelson stated, “Leadership success comes from an unwavering commitment to your company’s people, processes, performance, and culture.” He added, “Winning the respect and support of your employees is critical for leading during challenging times.” The speech was received with enthusiasm and the audience participated in a lively post-speech Q&A session. Program Director, Mr. Brian Cruikshank, and Dr. Timothy Nash, Northwood University’s VP of Strategic and Corporate Alliances, were present for the speech to assess possible future speaking opportunities in the program. Mr. Samuelson now provides executive coaching, business strategy, and leadership development for executives and small business owners. He also is the Executive in Residence for Emory University’s Executive MBA program in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information on Mr. Samuelson’s speech, visit: http://ow.ly/eBATG.
About The Samuelson Company, LLC
The Samuelson Company is a business strategy and executive coaching firm that specializes in providing trusted executive consultation, strategic business advice, and leadership development to mid-market business owners and senior executives. Through individualized coaching, the firm helps clients: define business goals, clarify strategy, assemble the best teams to accomplish goals, and drive business results. For more information, visit: www.TheSamuelsonCompany.com.