Words of Wisdom and Inspiration for the aspiring entrepreneur from Frank Covich, Founder of the National Association of Independent Business Brokers (NAIBB)…
by Frank Covich
Find Your Mentor: The Story of Vincent Bozzone, Master of Awareness
Definition of awareness: the quality or state of being aware; knowledge and understanding that something is happening or exists; promoting a heightened awareness of the problem (Merriam Webster dictionary)
I met Vincent Bozzone, who I call the “Master of Awareness,” in 1975 when we were both working on a big consulting project for Borg Warner Corporation in Wooster, Ohio. I was a new process consultant, and Vince was the director of our client training programs. Vince had a master’s degree in management from an Ivy League university. He was bright and worked on many levels. This included working directly with clients, as well as training consulting staff on projects.
Vince was also the consultant to the owners of our consulting group, the Institute of Management Resources (IMR). In a short period of time, IMR grew to have hundreds of consultants working across America. Because of his education and experience Vince had a highened awareness of what methods should be used to obtain the results our clients were paying us to produce. Vince helped me to learn how to look at industrial production systems and organizations, and that became a theme of my consulting career.
We all need mentors; Vince became mine. My message today is to “find your mentor.” Watch how they operate, seek their wisdom. Try new ways of looking at things, and take action based on a better understanding of a situation. In my case Vince became a lifetime friend. He helped me to create the NAIBB. He helped develop my business broker training system, and we have spent 40 years discussing and collaborating on ideas and projects.
Today, Vincent Bozzone is a published business writer, having written two books on job shop management. He recently developed JobShop360, the only job shop management training program on the planet. He also developed The Job Shop Knowledge Store, a series of eBooks that use actionable intelligence to drive continuous improvement and solve chronic problems in job shops. He distilled 40+ years of management consulting experience working with over 1,000 companies into clearly written “how to” texts, videos and PowerPoint presentations, specifically to show job shops and make-to-order companies how they can become more competitive and profitable.
I admire Vince for his dedication, wisdom, creativity and writing skills. I would say with total confidence that Vince Bozzone is the world’s leading authority on how to best structure and manage these types of businesses. Vince’s common sense approach for Job shops and almost any business will show you:
- What needs to be improved
- Why it needs to be improved, and
- How to go about improving it
Make it your mission to find your Vince Bozzone. As you start your own business, think about who you admire that is successful and seek their words of wisdom. To learn about Vincent Bozzone and his great system for improving order-driven businesses, go to www.jobshop360.com Master of Awareness.
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All the best,
December 16, 2018