335: Make your contribution and leave your mark (so that it is appreciated) with guest expert Andrei Anca

Andrei Anca, author of Lead From Any Seat: 10 Ways to Get More Involved in Your Job, Make a Lasting Impact, and Advance Your Career Fast

Bill Ringle and Andrei Anca discuss how to think more effectively about managing work, improving processes, and contributing to the success of your career, department, and business for small business leaders and managers.

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Interview Insights

Top 3 Take-Aways from this Interview

  • Leaders should encourage employees to ask questions.
  • Processes should be made to be easily understood.
  • Instead of blaming people or circumstances when we fail, we should take accountability, work harder, improve, and succeed.

Read the Show Notes from this Episode

  • An important person growing up for Andrei is his godfather, Peter, from Romania. [01:13]
  • When first coming to America, Andrei remembers his godfather and the way he values the people he is working with. [03:27]
  • Common project management weaknesses and fixes. [06:51]
  • The meaning of process and gave ideas on how to structure it. [14:02]
  • Lightning Round [22:56]

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Expert Bio

Andrei Anca is a change management expert based in Boston, Massachusetts, and the author of Lead from Any Seat: 10 Ways to Get More Involved in Your Job, Make a Lasting Impact, and Advance Your Career. He has been helping organizations across many industries—including retail, banking, automotive, and manufacturing— achieve excellence through process improvement for over a decade.

As a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Andrei led countless process improvement projects and he trained and mentored employees from all levels on applying continuous improvement tools. He came to realize that the key to successful continuous improvement is the participation of the entire workforce. He strongly believes that the frontline employees who perform the actual work are the ones who know the business best and have invaluable improvement ideas.

He created Lead from Any Seat with the purpose of motivating employees to stop complaining about things that are broken and start initiating change in a structured manner using proven continuous improvement tools.

Andrei takes pride in motivating people to take initiative and to adopt a continuous improvement mentality. He currently works as a Director of Claims Operations at Agero, one of the largest US white-label roadside assistance, accident management, and digital dispatch solutions companies.

Contact Info for Andrei Anca

Resources Mentioned During the Interview

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