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New Leadership Book by High-Performance Expert Heidi Pozzo Offers Practical, Actionable Advice to Achieve New Heights

VANCOUVER, Wash., July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ Why do some companies outperform their competition, even during vast changes or market volatility? What differentiates high-performing companies from those that just get by? Heidi Pozzo, award winning business leader, shares the secrets in her new book Leading the High-Performing Company

Leading demystifies performance. This transformational guide provides the crucial tools and insights to leaders to grow their business and outperform their peers. It pinpoints how successful leaders and companies position themselves to lead in their industries.

"To be a high-performing business, high-performing leaders must be present to set the direction and focus the organization. Leading reveals the symbiotic nature of leaders and businesses they lead. And when they are both performing at their best, life is better for everyone. Leaders learn why and discover the actions necessary to elevate their organization to new heights and grow as a leader," said Pozzo, president of Pozzo Consulting, which works with C-Suite leaders to shape growth and change strategies to dramatically increase the value of their businesses.

"Being high-performing does not occur via checklist. It is a state of being. It is about continual growth, innovation, and focus," she said. Achieving high-performance requires having nine building blocks in place. They are encompassed in the following four parts of the book:

  • Staying relevant: purpose and innovation
  • Engaging the team and customers to drive growth
  • Achieving dramatic results and keeping score
  • Becoming a leader who is a fine-tuned machine

Pozzo shares lessons from her work transforming companies-both as a C-suite executive in her corporate life and consulting with executives. Real-world examples bring the concepts to life based on the experiences of the Pozzo, as well as accomplished leaders. Leading provides actionable insights to accelerate business today. 

Praise for Leading the High-Performing Company

Leading the High-Performing Company is an essential guide for leaders who want their company to achieve new heights and grow as a leader. Leading captures the symbiotic nature of leaders and the businesses they lead, providing practical tools for both to be at their best.
Marshall Goldsmith is the Thinkers 50 World's #1 Executive Coach, #6 Most Influential Business Thinker 2017

I found Leading the High Performing Company to be an insightful and useful guide for both current and aspiring leaders. It provides essential and practical advice for effectively establishing and communicating a vision, engaging all stakeholders and measuring success. Leading the High Performing Company provides the reader with essential tools that will show them how to take the organization to the next level.  
Tom Christie, retired partner EY

I am truly impressed with Leading the High-Performing Company. It is the book every MBA program should require.  Leadership is multi-faceted and this book helps to identify the dimensions of top leaders while providing examples that reinforce the concepts and a roadmap to lead the reader towards developing their own leadership talents. Leaders who follow the guidance here will find not only a stronger organization but many ancillary benefits they could not have anticipated.
Jane Cote, Academic Director - Carson College of Business, Washington State University Vancouver

About Heidi Pozzo

Heidi Pozzo is a leadership and high-performance expert. She helps C-suite leaders and boards dramatically increase their organizations' value. With 20 years of strategic, financial, and operational experience in her role as trusted advisor and expert, Heidi has a unique background that allows her to quickly grasp both the strategic and the operational. She helped engineer the turnaround of an $800-million organization, which Deutsche Bank analyst Mark Wilde called "the best turnaround case study we have seen in…25 years." Portland Business Journal recognized Heidi's work, naming her "CFO of the Year-Large Company."

Heidi serves as Association for Corporate Growth, Portland Chapter treasurer and serves on the Board Nominating Committee for the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. She recently served on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Columbia Northwest, various committees at Multnomah Athletic Club, and the Graphic Arts Council Board of the Portland Art Museum. 

Heidi has worked in more than 20 industries, including manufacturing, construction, procurement, engineering, forest products, and business services. She holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a masters of business administration degree from Rice University. 

Publishing Data

Leading the High-Performing Company - ISBN-13: 978-1-94784-335-6 (paperback), ISBN-13: 978-1-94784-336-3 (e-book) -  is being sold as a paperback for $34.95, and an e-book for $19.95, and was published by Business Expert Press.

Heidi Pozzo

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