Education Session

Essentials for Engaging Employees: Are you Promoting the Right People?
Friday, June 16, 2017 08:30AM - 09:30AM

People don’t leave bad companies. They leave bad managers. Engaged employees, who work with passion and feel a strong connection with the organization, are loyal ambassadors who drive profits and grow your customer base. Making poor choices when choosing managers can be detrimental to fostering a culture that promotes an environment of engaged employees. In this session, we’ll explore:
  • Why creating a culture that fosters employee engagement is great for business
  • The three types of employees in your company (only one is good)
  • The practical ideas to raise employee engagement (you don’t need to indulge them)
  • A promotion check-list, demonstrated skill-sets that are a must for managers



Jack DeMao
As CEO of Electric Guard Dog, LLC, Jack was a 2016 Finalist for Ernst & Young's coveted Entrepreneur of the Year and Electric Guard Dog was named the 2016 winner for SDM's Dealer of the Year. A native New Yorker, Jack is a graduate of Harvard Business School, and an accomplished executive with experience in a variety of industries worldwide. With a personal motto of "Never Give Up" that might be arguably followed by "No Half Measures," Jack has served as President of Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company's Automotive Division, Desoutter LTD, and C.C. Dickson Company. His accomplishments at the latter led to him being named "Man of the Year" by an renowned industry trade publication in 2006. Jack joined Electric Guard Dog in 2007, and promptly led the effort to build a platform for growth that has resulted in the company being named to the Inc. 5000 list 5 out of the last six years as well as repeat appearances on industry accolades, including the SDM 100, SD&I's Fast 50 Integrationists, and South Carolina's List of Best Places to Work. Jack has a permanent home in Charlotte, NC with his wife. He is an avid participant in endurance sports and is an instructor for the Harvard Business School Club of Charlotte's Management Development Program.

Steven Paley
Steven Paley is the current treasurer of ESA and President and CEO of Rapid Security Solutions, LLC (RSS), a fast-growing Systems Integrator based in Sarasota, FL. Since co-founding RSS in 2007, Steve has been responsible for the strategic leadership and planning of the company, where his 30+ years of middle market retail, service and distribution management skills have been instrumental in leading the organization's growth. Prior to founding RSS, Steve held various senior executive roles as President, CFO and Controller for companies in numerous and diverse industries, domestically and internationally including recreational marine, beverage, professional hair salon and foundry. Steve began his career as a CPA in the middle-market accounting and consulting practice of KPMG after earning his BS Business degree from Miami University, Oxford, OH.

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