- Overcoming resistants to change
Mark Eppler has experience at the executive level, as president and chief operating officer of an electronics manufacturer. His leadership skill was instrumental in re-defining the company’s culture in the midst of a serious crisis.
By involving all employees in the problem solving process, he was able to overcome a high degree of negativity, substantially reducing the time needed to reverse negative trends in performance.
Mark increased sales 328% in four years (record profits annually) despite offshore competition and a severe industry recession.
Mark overcame the “commodity dilemma” by successfully repositioning the company from a manufacturing operation with services, to a service company with products. The strategy has been nationally recognized as a “case study in the successful selling of a commodity product.”
An Award Winning Educator
As an Adjunct Lecturer in business and management, Mark’s courses were consistently among the most requested and highest rated.
Mark’s ability by selecting him to receive the University’s Award For Teaching Excellence. In presenting the award, the Dean cited Mark’s “unusual ability to distill complex topics and communicate them in understandable terms.” Mark was also applauded for “the effective use of humor in creating an effective learning environment.”
Mark is frequently interviewed by newspapers and magazines such as USA TODAY and Investors Business Daily for his views on leadership and management issues.
Books by Mark T. Eppler