Stronger leaders are made through multiple hot messes. Jerry Jones, former president of Cannon IV, shares his decisionmaking, sleepless nights, and strategy pivots during some tumultuous times. In this Hot Mess Hotline episode, he shares how 50% of their revenue evaporated in 90 days because of a supplier's switch in sales strategy.
This episode is powerful for those leaders who feel fatigued by change or have teams who are complaining about too much change. "Why can't things just go back to normal?" When change is forced upon your team because of external factors, there is no going back to normal. There's a new reality which forces new ways of working and new needed results.
Listen in for these lessons and so much more:
In 2017, Jerry Jones retired as the President and CEO of Cannon IV, Inc., one of the strongest independent Hewlett-Packard printer dealers in the United States, as well as one of the leading MPS dealers in the U.S.
Cannon IV is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, with additional locations in Ohio and Texas. Cannon IV sales are nationwide. Cannon IV was founded by Richard Jones in 1974. Upon Richard’s death, Jerry became president in 1978 and his 3 brothers eventually joined him to lead the company.
Cannon IV’s business and civic awards include:
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