Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed. Ralph Waldo Emerson<br />The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. Michelangelo<br />Strategic planning is worthless -- unless there is first a strategic VISION. John Naisbitt<br />Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal. <br />Vince Lombardi<br />Jeff Uphues<br />
IS THIS YOUR ROAD, CAREER OR YOUR PERSONAL LIFE?<br />Jeff Uphues<br />
MyPersonalMissionForTheDecade<br />The Four L’s<br />LEARN - Through faith, from mentors, from peers, my family and through extensive reading….and when in doubt, ask counsel.<br />Lead- Because the view from behind is not that attractive.<br />LOVE- What you do, why you do it and the people on the journey with you.<br />LIVE- Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today...there are no dress rehearsals.<br />Jeff Uphues<br />
2K10 – 2K19 Business Goals<br /><ul><li>Read 100 books on Leadership.
Write and publish a book and publish a nationally recognized blog on leadership's ability to manage up...the building future sales leaders.
Be recognized by our customers as leading the most productive and best trained sales force in the country within my industry.
Generate more than $500M in NEW sales in one year and more than $2B in the next 10 years.
Master a specific discipline in management other than sales. Leadership and corporate development in building future leaders, aligning business strategies, cultures, capabilities and disciplines to frameworks for successful execution.
Recruit, Lead, Mentor and/or Promote ten (10) or more future VP's/Presidents or team members that may want to start their own businesses from the ranks of my team (like the great sports coaches of our time).
Be elected President of an ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) chapter for at least one year term.
Develop a business network within my home market that is greater in contacts than my current LinkedIn database.
Lead an organization of more than 1,000 in accomplishing the mission.
Complete the Harvard Business School AMP (Advanced Management Program)