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Empowering print for the digital age,
Andy & Julie Plata
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• PSP Lessons to Learn in Xeikon Announcement
• Print Leadership: From CEO to Transformer
• Primary Growth Option: Building New Businesses
• Manager or Leader, Which Are You?
• The FIRE… Still Burns
• Are you Micromanaging your Sales Force
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PSPs – Lessons to Learn in Xeikon’s “Future at Risk” Announcement
Can PSP owners and managers use Xeikon’s drastic reorganization ‘to adapt to the current reality’? Xeikon cites declining print volumes and rising costs - factors also affecting PSPs – for their current state. Reviewing Xeikon’s extreme cost-cutting initiatives can be of value for PSPs. Could eliminating unprofitable activities and reorganizing/combining departments improve profits?
Print Leadership: From CEO to Transformer
Unlock the path from CEO to transformational leader in the print industry with this insightful article. Discover four key steps from industry experts to help guide you to elevate your leadership game and drive meaningful growth. Explore proven strategies to navigate the complexities of transformation while ensuring the sustained success of your print business.
A Primary Growth Option: Building New Businesses
More than in previous years, business leaders believe the current climate makes this a time to prioritize creating new revenue streams. McKenzie researchers found that technology and marketing are essential in building new value-generating businesses. Since print is marketing and technology-driven, PSPs should consider leveraging McKenzie’s research for significant new revenues. Read this free research article.
Manager or Leader, Which Are You?
This article is a must-read for printers aspiring to become true leaders. It dives into essential leadership skills from the big-picture vision to mastering active listening and effective communication. Uncover the secrets behind building trust, fostering clarity, and wielding indispensable traits for managers and leaders in the fast-paced business landscape.
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Developing the Business
The FIRE… Still Burns
Some CEOs in our Peer Group reluctantly face the need for succession plans, observing peers promoting family members. Others, unfortunately, hand over their companies to M & A Specialists – for peanuts, receiving little in return for well-trained staff and loyal customers.
Are you Micromanaging your Sales Force
If you want your sales force to continually close deals, they need you to motivate and empower them, not micromanage them. To be clear -- individuals drawn to sales hate and they disdain being micromanaged. Learn more.
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o PGSF Scholarship Applications for 2024–2025 Academic Year Now Open
Jules Van Sant
Jules Van Sant is the new Executive Director at Two Sides North America.
Tim McKee started a new position as the Senior Solutions Architect at Crawford Technologies.
Jani Viczian is celebrating 16 years at Heeter.
Reed Hagmann is starting a new position as Senior Vice President of Xerox’s Commercial Named Accounts Team.
Tammy Hinkle, formerly of Hoing Beyond Print is now at Allied Printing as VP of Business Development/ Print Production & Visual Communication.
Matt Vertrees, the owner of Olympus Press in Seattle, Washington, is the new Chair of The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF)
UK's Kind Hero: Sebbie Hall's Inspiring Journe
At just 17, Sebbie Hall embarked on a mission of kindness, earning him the UK’s 2023 Kind Hero title. Crowned by KIND Snacks, a statue near Tower Bridge commemorates his extraordinary efforts. Discover how Sebbie's acts of kindness transformed lives and led to this heartfelt recognition.
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