Ron didn’t take the path most executives of multi-billion dollar companies take. They tend to work for a few years, jump to a new company with a bigger pay package, rinse and repeat. Ron, on the other hand, developed his leadership skills by investing virtually all of his 30+ years of professional life into Schreiber Foods, a $5B dairy company that provides restaurants like McDonald’s with the cheese for your Big Mac.
It was at Schreiber that he started as a 3rd shift janitor and worked his way up in the company. It was also at Schreiber that he developed and honed his 5-principles of leadership. A philosophy he shares often with his 7,000 “partners” (the term he uses for employees). Over 40% of these partners are Millennials and they are not easily swayed by corporate jargon.“I used to give them all my knowledge that I thought they wanted to hear. Now I deliver some thoughts, but spend more time asking/answering questions.” Click To Tweet
In this episode of Dynasty Leadership Podcast, Ron Dunford is the soon-to-be-retiring President of Schreiber Foods U.S. Listen in as Ron delivers some excellent advice on what it takes to be a leader in business and in life… (Click Here to go to the Dynasty Leadership Podcast.)
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