GA 121 | Leading AME with George Saiz

By Jessica Bush Updated on July 26th, 2016

Today’s guest is George Saiz, President and CEO of AME, or the Association of Manufacturing Excellence. George talked about how his first few months in the role have gone, and shared some of the wisdom he’s gathered throughout his career.  An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • George’s background (3:05)
  • The quote that inspires George (5:37)
  • George’s first few months as CEO of AME (7:14)
  • How being on the inside of the organization is different (9:34)
  • How a vendor can best add value to the attendee experience (13:34)
  • About the upcoming International AME Conference in Dallas (15:34)
  • A piece of advice regarding people-centric leadership (19:02)
  • What George is nervous about regarding his new role (20:42)
  • What “Respect for People” means to George (22:15)
  • The best advice George has ever received (23:24)
  • George’s personal productivity habit (24:12)
  • What has surprised George in the last year (25:28)
  • How George recharges and refocuses (27:01)
  • The knowledge area or skill George feels he needs to improve (27:53)
  • George’s final words of wisdom (29:14)

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