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Books by Steve Blue.

Steven L. Blue is an author of five highly-acclaimed books that target executives, leaders, entrepreneurs, and anyone seeking to learn how to maximize their company’s growth through fostering company culture and innovation. His book, Mastering the Art of Success, co-authored with Jack Canfield, author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, reached the bestseller list in its first 2-days of release.

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Metamorphosis

From Rust-Belt to High-Tech in a 21st Century World

The advent of high-tech products, services, and processes have wrought a major shift in communication and in how we conduct commerce. Steve’s focus on helping companies and organizations adapt to change in the New Economy is a major challenge. It is a Metamorphosis. In this book, Steve Blue analyzes the difficulties in moving from rust-belt to high-technology. To survive in this new business environment, companies must adapt and change. Steve implements change using Innovational Potential™, a carefully planned concept for igniting business transformation. His success, as evidenced by his testimonials, is proof of his expertise.

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Mastering The Art Of Success

By Jack Canfield, Steven L. Blue and Other Experts From Around the World.

Mastering a job means we are proficient at performing that particular task successfully. It is also useful to note here that the word “success” has different meanings to different people. Success can mean, among other things: fame, fortune, emotional or skillful achievement.

To accomplish a chosen undertaking is synonymous with success; however, learning to master more significant tasks is often our real challenge. That’s where the Celebrity Experts® in this book come in. They have achieved mastery in their various fields and are willing to share their secrets and methods of mastery with you. An integral quality of successful people is their willingness to help others succeed. One of the finest secrets for Mastering the Art of Success can be found in the following quote: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~ Thomas Edison

Steve’s chapter contribution focuses on achieving your company’s Innovational Potential® through the transformation of company culture.

American Manufacturing 2.0

What Went Wrong and How To Make It Right.

For nearly two decades, America’s industrial manufacturing sector has been in decline—and as a result, the nation’s prosperity and strength is at risk. Meanwhile, China’s manufacturing capabilities and competence continue to grow, threatening to overtake America as the world’s most powerful and prosperous nation. Drawing on straightforward principles that can effectively be applied to a broad spectrum of manufacturing companies, author Steven L. Blue taps his leadership skills and proven processes honed over his career of growing companies—and saving them—to offer readers an inspiring vision for revitalizing the entire manufacturing sector.

Using case studies and examples from his own experiences, both at Miller Ingenuity and in other roles earlier in his career, the author organizes his lessons in leadership, strategy, and change management into seven values of ingenuity: innovation, excellence, commitment, community, teamwork, respect, and integrity. The book explains how this highly integrated system of operating values can be implemented to turn around a company (if needed) or to propel it to extraordinary growth and prosperity.

Burnarounds

Unlocking the Double Digit Profit Code

Many American companies are slowly dying. With a sense of entitlement and complacence, businesses are satisfied with “business as usual,” and rarely make thorough investigations into moving their business forward. This causes decreased productivity, latent R&D, underperforming salespeople, or an outdated factory all damaging the bottom line.

The bleak reality of this situation is that many CEOs and company heads cannot detect the severity of these problems until it is far too late; often having to decide whether or not to pay their electric bill, meet payroll or trying to find the least painful route for bankruptcy declaration.

Burnarounds, through the powerful and expert teachings of Steve Blue, offers the opportunity for these companies to turn a 180 and blaze a trail towards immense profits and prosperity.

The $10 Million Dollar Employee

When Your Most Toxic Liability Meets Your Most Important Customer.

How tired are you of spending money with companies only to be treated badly? How often does it get under your skin when workers in the service industry act as if they’re doing you a favor just by doing their jobs?

You’re not alone. And if you’re a business owner you need to pay attention. In the $10 Million Dollar Employee I take on not the workers, but the CEOs of these companies. You read that correctly, I don’t blame the low man on the totem pole, I advise cutting out the dead weight where it begins: starting at the top.

Why would a business put $10 million dollars into the construction of a brand new hotel, only to have ill-behaved and surly workers handling the customers? As an accomplished CEO and a world traveler, Steve uses anecdotes of his travels and family life to explain to the head of every company what is right and what is wrong with their employees.

Yes, it is exactly as simple as Steve makes it sound: Rid yourself of the $10 million dollar toxic liability employees, and surround yourself with $10 million dollar golden assets. It is a formula for success.

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