For Ben Olk, every success opens a door to thinking even bigger. Inspired by his Vistage group to always challenge the status quo, Ben is driven to keep his 115-year-old company moving forward, tirelessly developing his team and instilling core values of innovation and excellence.
With many team members on board for decades — including a janitor turned operations director — Ben empowers all to take ownership in achieving big results. According to Ben, success “is going to come from things we haven’t even thought of yet.”
Ben’s lessons learned:
- Abandon an annual review for a continuous development model.
- Create the vision for your company.
- Don’t be complacent in success.
- Lead from the four corners.