Ed Anderson has managed teams in retail, hospitality, and the professional services industry. He prides himself on developing others through a results based, honest & ethical approach. Don’t take my word for it, look him up on LinkedIn and you’ll see his current employees and alumni publicly bragging about his impact on their careers. He’s agreed to share some stories from his own people management journey as well as provide a couple key techniques he uses with his own staff. Today, you’ll hear him discuss managing to goals in a results based culture.
I’ve invited Ed to the ManagerMirror because of his diverse experience leading teams in a unique business settings. Ed’s career started in the hospitality industry where he first gained people-management experience leading a staff as the general manager of a family-style restaurant for five years. Ed expanded on his ability to lead and develop others as he transitioned into the professional services industry serving as the Vice President of a respected Cincinnati-based executive search firm. Delivering results became a pattern for Ed and he was recruited to take on a regional leadership role with Fortune 1000 firm, Randstad where he rebuilt multiple field-office locations through hiring, training, and coaching recruiting and staffing industry producers delivering in several professional disciplines. After winning awards for top office leadership and consistently promoting staff members into expanding leadership roles, Ed took the bold step to open his own boutique specialized search firm in 2015, where he serves as CEO today leading a staff of 11.
What makes Ed unique is his approach. Having lead people of different skill levels, in dramatically different settings and in both large and small groups provided perspective on people-management that guides a uniquely adaptable approach to delivering top results while getting the most out of staff members in a way that is inclusive, supportive and accountable. Learn about more about Ed’s journey by following him on LinkedIn or visiting his website and you’ll hear how others describe his leadership style.