Young Professionals of Haywood to host Open Book Management Breakfast

By Haywood County Chamber of Commerce | Jun 03, 2013
Courtesy of: Russ Seagle Speaker Russ Seagle of Seagle Management Consulting will share principles that will help you pull your team together, make better decisions, move faster, and overtake your competition.

The Haywood Chamber’s Young Professionals of Haywood (YPH) will host a Professional Development Breakfast, June 27th, 8 am at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. Speaker Russ Seagle of Seagle Management Consulting will provide an informative session on “Open Book Management – Turning your business financials into a game everyone can play to win.”

Happy people don't leave happy places. In survey after survey over the last forty years, employees have said more control over their job - not more money - is the key to keeping them motivated, engaged, and happy enough to stay. But here's the problem: Over those forty years, management style hasn't really changed all that much. Employees today are smart, creative, and savvy. And they want the ability to call an audible every now and then.

The key to letting them do that successfully is to teach them to understand the way you keep score in your business. Chances are they know just what to do and how to do it. But do they know why? Do they understand how your business makes money? Do they fully grasp how their daily performance affects your bottom line?

Russ Seagle will share how he practiced Open Book Management in his business before he even knew there was a name for the concept. He'll also share how he's helped other companies over the years learn how to keep score. You'll learn a few simple principles that will help you pull your team together, make better decisions, move faster, and overtake your competition.

Russ is the owner of Seagle Management Consulting, a consulting firm that works with small businesses across the southeastern US to improve human performance for better bottom line results. His experience includes corporate management positions. He is a successful speaker, entrepreneur and consultant. As a member of the National Speakers Association, Russ speaks 50-60 times a year to audiences of all sizes on a variety of small business topics. In addition to his consulting and speaking, he is serves as the Manager of Client Development for the Sequoyah Fund.

Cost of registration is $10 for YPH members or $15 for nonmembers. Registration fee includes Breakfast, Speaker Session and Networking. Attendees may register to attend without breakfast for $5. Pre-registration is required.  Pre-registration is required. Register online via, by phone (828)456.3021 or by email

The Young Professionals of Haywood (YPH) was established in an effort to connect area business professionals between the ages of 22 and 40 through the core values of professional development, networking and community service. YPH hosts an array of events aimed at bringing area Young Professionals from all professions and industries together to help expand their network of contacts in a professional setting. Please contact the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce by phone (828)456-3021 or by email for additional information or to join the Young Professionals of Haywood County.