Monday, February 24 2014, 09:42 AM MST
Web Exclusive: New Leadership Style
SHAUNA LAKE: So you want to perpetuate his legacy, but you also want to bring your Greg twist to it, and it sounds like you know you’ve doubled revenue and done even better than he even anticipated. Is that fair to say?
GREG MILLER: Yeah it is. That’s a big issue because obviously my dad’s style was very successful. It produced amazing results. He was the classic entrepreneur. He wanted to touch everything, and I tell people and I mean it, that if he could have had his way, he would have torn every ticket to every movie that somebody went to see. He would have scanned every ticket at every Jazz game. He would have fixed every car in our service department. He was just that hands on, and that served the organization very well for the first 15 or 20 years, but at some point the organization got to the size where that was counterproductive and actually restricted our growth and caused a lot of frustration. And so I watched that, and I knew there had to be a better way and so I developed a style that was a lot more delegation oriented than his, and there’s just simply too much to keep track of now to do it the way he did and have any kind of health or life outside of work. And so we’ve done a lot of restructuring within the organization, and we have seven presidents, one over each of our business units, and I meet with each one of them if not every week, every other week. And we have an ongoing agenda. I let them know what I expect, and they share with me their concerns and seek direction on issues that maybe they need a little help with, and then they just go and do their work until we meet again. And we’ve developed a very nice cadence within the organization, and it seems to be working very well.
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