This book defines the basics of success-oriented management for every manager and every business owner. The desired outcome for readers is to increase their level of success in their professional and their personal lives.
The primary objectives are to streamline the management process, aid in avoiding the pitfalls that cause legal and human resource issues, and guide managers in the development of cohesive teams focused on success. In large and small business restructuring I have undertaken, the content of this book was invaluable and helped expedite the turn-around process.
The Practices and Strategies present within are the stepping stones to Management Success and allow business owners, executive, managers, management teams and staff to understand the basics of developing sound and success-oriented organizations.
The content of this book helps eliminate extended periods of trial and error.
Read this book, absorb and apply its content. Build strong and committed teams, and swiftly achieve success for your team and yourself.
The second edition of this book is in progress and is expected to be available in late-2024.
Note: The changes in the revision are extensive enough to rename the book "Successful Leadership 101"
"Successful Management 101" is available on Amazon.com (search under Author's name), or by contacting me personally.
"SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT 101, THE MANAGER'S MANUAL"
RAYMOND CANNEFAX PERSONAL INFORMATION
Having spent most of my professional life helping people achieve their goals, I thank those who contributed so much to my personal and professional success; Sammy Freeman. Adnan Khoshoggi, Jim Mitchell, Lon Stalsberg, Ginny Mageras, Debra Taylor, and the numerous others who provided guidance.
My grandmother, Maria Happach, with whom I spent my formative years, was most inspirational. From her I learned that "anything is possible" and that "you reap no more than you sow." My great-grandfather. Ludwig Krippner, a Bavarian to the core, taught me about work & life balance: "Too much of anything will make you crazy." My surrogate father, Joseph Wagner, taught me that life is for living and impossibilities can be overcome.
Mr. James Gillis, a civilian director at White Sands Missile Range, taught me that success was "a process of never-ending trials until the desired results were achieved." We created accurate missile trajectories in the mid-70's.
Dr. Carl Inoway, University of Utah and founder of ASSIST, Inc., inspired me to dig deep in my research, understanding that "the answers will eventually surface if you just keep digging." He was correct.
Mr. Adnan Khashoggi taught me that "One can never dream too big". Adnan helped me understand that the world is often not as it seems, and to "listen intently to the words that are not spoken." Mr. Khashoggi awarded me my first executive position, Vice President and Gen Mgr. of Triad Center Systems Corporation. Adnan Khashoggi has remained a lifelong inspiration.
Mr. Sammy Freeman educated me to success-oriented management strategies and tactics during my tenure at Sprint. Much of the content of my first book was learned from Sammy Freeman and Vic Koppang when restructuring Sprint Communications' failing West Region. Sammy also taught me: "Always be the best-dressed person in the room." Sammy was the most influential individual in both, my business and life successes and remains a dear friend.
•Numerous years of successful, “C” level competencies.
•Expert in managerial talent acquisition, organizational development, management, turn-around operations
•Succeeded at taking four start-ups from inception to profitability, to acquisition
•Business Consultant proficient in corporate restructuring, strategic growth analysis and business management services
•Successful Global Product Distribution Channel development and growth – Asia, E.U., Middle East, Australia
•Successful at organizational turn-around; increasing revenue, reducing expenditures and streamlining manufacture and delivery
•Proven turn-around success with Fortune 100 corporations, small public corporations, and private ventures
•Negotiated manufacturing contracts in Asia and Europe for ophthalmic and electronic industries
•Raised venture capital for start-up ventures as well as for operating companies requiring capital infusion
•Authored “Successful Management 101, The Manager’s Manual”, www.successfulmanagement101.com. "Successful Business Management".
•Delivered profitability focused, Success Action Workshops and trained corporate management on its implementation
• Educator and Social Services provider education, experience, and proficiency.
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH - January 2023 - Present
GRAND COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT - August 2020 - 2021
GRANITE SCHOOL DISTRICT & GRAND COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT - 2016 - Present
Secondary Education - Licensed, USBE. MTSS Administrative Program implementation.
PARADIGM MEDICAL INDUSTRIES, INC. – January 2003 - November 2008
PRESIDENT & CEO
EMERGENCY ALERT SOLUTIONS, INC. (2009 - 2014)
FOUNDER, PRESIDENT & CHAIRMAN
ESCALON MEDICAL – May 2005 - January 2006
VICE PRESIDENT - ASIA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
eCom Only, Inc. / ASPEN NETWORK – 1997 - October 2002
FOUNDER, PRESIDENT & COO
ROLLING THUNDER MOTORCYCLES, LLC - May 1999 - Sept. 2001
Founder and Owner
APOLLO TELECOM, INC. – July 1993 - November 1999
FOUNDER, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION – September 1986 - July 1993
SENIOR REGIONAL DIRECTOR
TRIAD MANAGEMENT CORP. – January 1984 – August 1986
VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER - Telecom
A.T.& T. – February 1979 – January 1984
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE AND TECHNICAL CONSULTANT
AUTHOR – ongoing
'Successful Business Management', 2011 - Available on Amazon
'Successful Management 101, The Manager’s Manual' -Available on Amazon.
'Love & Disdain' - Select Poetry& Prose , 2023
'Bad Timing' - 1983.
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH - Cum Laude. Psychology and Zoology. Graduate studies in Secondary Education and Certification.
NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY - General courses with focus on Biology and Archaeology.
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – Cambridge Learning Center for Corporate Education.
Trustee – Mark Eaton’s Standing Tall for Youth Foundation – 1994 – 2004
City & Community Council – Holladay/Cottonwood Community Council – 1992 – 1994
CONTACT RAYMOND CANNEFAX:
SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT 101
The Book that assures managerial and entrepreneurial success in today's highly competitive business environment.
William Esrey: During the build-out of the Sprint Telecommunications fiber-optics network, Bill taught us to "NEVER ACCEPT NO" as the answer to telecommunications network developmeny, a taks that resulted in America's first national fiber-optic telecommunications network. That advice was adhered to when I founded and operated Apollo Telecom, Inc.
There are many others who contributed immensely, and I thank them for all I learned and the success their advice helped me achieve. Life's lessons never cease to provide inspiration.
As my CV indicates, the industries of my business engagement are as diverse as they continue to be fulfilling.
Following rewarding career experiences in the corporate world, I moved to entrepreneurial endeavors where I founded and acquired a number of ventures, and where I refined my organizational rebuilding skills to help 'failing entities' rebuild and regain succeed in commerce.
Teaching and educating our youth, along with writing and photography will be my final ventures. I resist managerial temptation, but It is hard to shed entrepreneur attitudes and behaviors. In 2017 I retired from retirement and returned to my original career of teaching secondary students. For the Grand County School District, I implemented the Multi-Tiered System of Success Program under the direction of GCMS Principal, Mrs. Cari Caylor. In 2023 I begin instructing a course at the University of Utah on the early Anasazi settlements at Hovenweep.
In addition to the business world, my personal accomplishments include competitively running 10K and Marathon races, racing bicycles, and automobile racing with IMSA and SCCA professional racing licenses.
On the right-brain side, I am the author of: "Successful Management 101". A book of poetry and prose, "Love & Disdain", i scheduled for mid-2023 release. Works in progress include: "Successful Business Leadership," and updating my first book to address Covid-19's impact on management. The lost manuscript of my first book, "Bad Timing", which I completed in 1983, was packed into a trunk in 1985 and found in July 2018, in the sealed box which Hammermill Publishing included a polite rejection letter.