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Jul 13

Learning from our Police and Fire Departments

Posted to Council Corner by Bridget Kozlowski

By: Councilman Gary Lusk

So, as the newest City Council member, I thought I'd better catch up quickly on the "doings" in our great city.

City Manager Mark Vanderpool recommended starting with the Police Department. I was able to complete a ride-along with Officer Brian Krueger in traffic and quickly realized how careful and prepared our Sterling Heights Police have to be at every traffic stop. Officer Krueger works Dobry Drive quite a bit, as it has a record of several accidents, largely as a result of speeding. On our ride-along, I witnessed an accident near Van Dyke. Officer Krueger is also on the accident reconstruction team — a team that works to determine he cause of fatal accidents. I learned that each vehicle has a "black box" that captures vehicle speed, breaking, steering and air bag deployment prior to the accident. Overall, I was grateful for my time with Officer Krueger and his willingness to teach and explain police procedures.

Next, I headed to the Fire Department and an afternoon spent with Engine Company #5. These guys work as a team and I was amazed at how quickly they could shift from a homemade dinner prepared by one of their own fireman to hopping on the rig within 60 seconds to respond to a call. Just about all of our five stations teams are also paramedics, and with the additions of the new ambulances arriving to each station, we have incredible support from these talented people from the moment they arrive at the scene to the delivery of a patient at the hospital. We should feel lucky to have such well-trained, caring individuals working to save lives every day.

Overall, I was incredibly grateful for the opportunity to learn from both Police and Fire, and now have even greater respect for both departments. I hope to continue learning from each of our City Departments in the coming months. Stay tuned for more!
Oct 19

EOS Lunch & Learn Recap: Simple Tools for Building a Strong Culture at Your Company

Posted to Development News by Andrea Mantakounis

EOS Event Brite

Do you have all the ingredients you need to build a strong culture at your company? Do you have the right people to take your company to the next level? As your company grows, it’s more important than ever to build a strong culture with a foundation of accountability, focus, and discipline to reach your goals.

Marisa Smith is a Professional EOS Implementer, speaker and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and leadership teams clarify, simplify, and achieve their vision. She uses the Entrepreneurial Operating System® process and tools to help business leaders learn to strengthen the Six Key Components™ of their businesses.

Building a strong culture at your company is important for growth within an organization. As a business leader, is it crucial to understand how to structure your company for growth, and how to get everyone aligned around a shared vision for growth. To effectively make this happen, your company should implement the Entrepreneurial Operating System®.

This was the concept for Marisa Smith’s live Lunch & Lear event that took place last Friday afternoon. During the educational hour, Marisa focused on how to use simple, practical tools to get the right people in the right seats and rowing in the same direction. Marisa also touched on the abilities that leadership teams must master to get to the next level. The attendees learned how to use easy, everyday tools to help them achieve their vision - faster! All tools needed can be downloaded for free from the EOS Worldwide website.

Many people wonder if EOS® is right for their company. Are you open-minded, growth-oriented, and a leader in your business? Are you willing to be open, honest, and vulnerable? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then EOS® is right for you.

Join Marisa Smith and the City of Sterling Heights for the final session to explore how the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®) can help you clarify and achieve your vision, instill discipline and accountability in your organization, and foster a healthy team environment:

Crystallize Your Company Vision for 2018 (Webinar)

Friday, December 1 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.