Tom Wurtz Consulting


Tom Wurtz
Tom Wurtz

If you were ‘charged’ with being a profitable leader, is there enough evidence to convict you?

Does leadership matter? Without great leaders, nothing will survive. Alexander the Great is credited with proclaiming, “I’m not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”

Leadership matters!

“For 37 years, I’ve been a president and chief operating officer, turnaround expert, business consultant, leadership and profit speaker, trainer, author and columnist. My expertise is developing Eagle (lion) leaders in the noble pursuit of profits. If your looking to develop profitable leaders, please contact me at or 513.236.5001 for a free consultation.” – Tom Wurtz


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

Generated over $20 million in operational profits per year.

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. Without strong leaders, revenue and profits will never be strong.

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 1,005 business & political articles. Columnist in weekly newspapers.

Personal library consisting of 689 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

Aren’t Leaders in Charge of Morale?

motivationAt one point in my career, I believed that leaders were in charge of the morale of  their employees. I thought leaders were these master manipulators who could sprinkle motivation dust on employees and they would run faster and jump higher. It took me awhile to learn I was an idiot.

In the 1980s, I learned my initial leadership skills by studying Julie McCoy from the television show Love Boat. Julie was the cruise director in charge of “fun” for thousands of passengers. If Julie could make traveling in a giant bathtub fun, I figured she could teach me how to motivate my co-workers.

I tried all the “fun” stuff. We had jean day, or as I called it clean the garage day, pajama day, funny hat day, take your pet rock to work day and I was even talked into having dress down for Jesus on Good Friday. None of these “fun” events made miserable people happy. I finally determined that Julie was a fraud. Continue reading

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