Get Respect from Employees Quickly - CEO Mark Whitten of Spartanburg Steel Products

The CEO Sessions

Sep 21 2021 • 39 mins

Mark Whitten is the President & CEO of Spartanburg Steel Products (SSP) in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  They are a Tier 1 and 2 supplier to companies including BMW, Honda, Volvo, John Deere and Kubota.  Mark is a results-driven senior business leader with more than 25 years of manufacturing experience, including international assignments in Canada, Mexico and the United States.     Mark's LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitten-61790119/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitten-61790119/ )   WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER FROM THIS EPISODE: What gives Mark his leadership edge. Why working your way up from the bottom prepares you for future leadership. The surprising moment when Mark felt challenged to grow. What you can learn from watching poor leaders. How to earn the respect of every employee. The secret sauce for employee engagement. Spartanburg Steep 2.0. The twist in Mark’s career that led to his professional growth. The traits Mark would instill in every employee...ownership and ambition! HIGHLIGHTS: Traits Mark would instill in every employee: Ambition Loyalty Integrity Kindness QUOTES: “Great leaders are influential, poor leaders use the power button.“ “Attitude is a HUGE differentiator.” ------------------- https://www.benfanning.com/the-ceo-sessions/ (Apply to be on the show) ------------------- https://www.benfanning.com/the-ceo-sessions/ (Connect with Ben:) https://www.linkedin.com/in/benfanning/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/benfanning/) https://www.instagram.com/benfanning1/ (https://www.instagram.com/benfanning1/) https://twitter.com/BenFanning1 (https://twitter.com/BenFanning1)