Whoever ever told us that once we “think” we know it all that we can relax and stop learning? Hopefully, nobody! Yet, many people, seemingly at the pinnacle of success, often become complacent about professional and personal development. And this can become a recipe for disaster. But the chorus of excuses is boundless…I don’t have […]
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About George Satula
George is the founder and principal of Sigma Management Systems, LLC, which started in 2000. This is an executive leadership coaching and change management consulting practice, where George specializes in leadership development, organizational transformation, and business strategy.
Over George's 35 year career, he has owned and operated five different businesses and knows first-hand what it takes to lead people, manage all operations, be entrepreneurial, take calculated risks, and be successful in business. This critically formative background has been instrumental in George's continuing success as a TEC Chair, which began in 2010.
George currently leads TEC 7, TEC 25 and TEC 43, and this is what some of his members have stated:
"Being a member of George's TEC group, I have experienced firsthand his ability to effectively manage a highly diverse group of type A personalities to focus the discussion on the most important issues..."
- Steve Glaser, President of Glaser Business Law Group
"George has served as our leader, and has done a great job for me in facilitating the preparation of both a business and strategic plan for my business, and holding me accountable to get them done. He has also done a great job for our group in lining up pertinent speakers, and keeping fellow members on task when tackling an issue for another group member."
- Terry Schultz, President of EFCO Finishing Corp.
"As a TEC chair George does a great job setting a tone and direction for our meeting, he then allows the group to flow and process issues in our own way. Everyone seems to be willing to ask difficult questions and give meaningful feedback like we have been together for years."
- Tom Daugherty, President of Zero Trace, LLC
George earned his MBA in 2000 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Lubar School of Business). And, in addition to George's professional business interests, he is currently underway with research toward a book publication on transformational leadership. He is married and has three (grown) children. For recreation, he is an avid motorcycle rider (a Harley, of course) and enjoys travel. George is also very actively involved in martial arts and is currently internationally ranked as a first degree black belt.
Entries by George Satula
The typical business entrepreneur lives in the world of “If it is to be, it’s up to me.” It’s part of a an entrepreneur’s DNA to actively seek opportunity, authority, and responsibility. But where there is opportunity, there is often high risk that goes with it. And being the proverbial Lone Ranger on an “island” […]