Tom Wurtz Consulting

Tom Wurtz
Tom Wurtz

“After 37 years of being a president and chief operating officer, turnaround expert, business consultant, leadership and profit speaker, trainer, author and columnist, I’ve learned that unleashing an employee’s talent is the secret to unleashing profits.” - Tom Wurtz

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Former president & chief operating office of $70 million consulting firm with 600 employees (1978 – 2008).

The 11th person hired in 1978 and worked my way from an account executive to President/Chief Operating Officer.

We built 15 diverse divisions from $500,000 to $70 million. Entire infrastructure, technology, processes and measurements were developed internally.

Responsible for generating profits in the 25-50% range.

Responsible for turning around unprofitable acquisitions. For example, redesigned a division that was spending $1.32 for every dollar in revenue to $0.72.

Created the Eagle Leadership Program to develop the next generation of leaders.

National Keynote Speaker on leadership skills & profit strategies.

Author of three books:

    • The Eagle Within – Success Principles from a Simple American
    • The Score’s Wrong – The Lunatic Rantings of a Volleyball Dad
    • Corporate Common Sense – Revolutionary Business Lessons Inspired by Thomas Paine

For six years, published weekly Eagle e-Lessons to subscribers.

Published 988 business & political articles. Columnist in weekly newspapers.

Personal library consisting of 685 business & political books.

In 2012, ran for U.S. Congress in Kentucky’s 4th District – Republican.

If you would like to meet and discuss how Tom Wurtz Consulting’s leadership and profit workshops and consulting services will benefit your top and bottom-line, please contact me at 513.236.5001 or tom@tomwurtz.com.

Why Eagle Leaders Refuse to Hide Behind “We”

body language 4This lesson will contradict many pop culture leadership beliefs. I urge you to at least keep an open-mind to my advice.

I hate when Duck leaders run meetings. You know the ones I’m talking about where no one can make a decision and great ideas constantly crash to the floor. Whenever I hear a leader use the “we” word in a meeting, you know it’s going to be a horrific waste of time.

“We” is the pop culture word for the academia, touchy-feely leadership model. This model has never worked, but it feels good and sounds good. It just never does any good. Weak leaders love it because they can sound enlightened by using meetings, policies and co-workers as shields to avoid their responsibilities. It’s sad to watch. Continue reading

Blamestorming

blamestormingBaseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Blamestorming. Now that’s America!

I have a different take on Blamestorming. Most “educated” experts are going to disagree with me on this lesson. For a long time, I’ve believed that the “touchy-feely” culture is going to destroy businesses.

I like blamestorming and I also believe it should be required in all companies. The Ducks among us have twisted our business culture to make it politically incorrect to blame those responsible for making our business lives a living nightmare. Why is it wrong to blame those who deserve to be blamed? I don’t get it. Continue reading

I teach leadership skills, process improvements and profit strategies to employees, managers & executives. I call it the Eagle Leadership Academy.