Are You One of the Best in your Industry?

February 8, 2021
Executive Coaching


I was looking through a trade show publication the other day in which David Dubois, the President and CEO of the association, made the comment:


“Keeping your team members at the forefront of your industry’s latest developments keeps your organization at the forefront of your industry.”


That is a solid idea. When you hire people consider asking them to give you examples of ideas they instituted in their previous position, came from things they learned about outside the walls of their building. Perhaps they heard it from someone in their field or read it in an industry journal. 


Why not take a look at how we can make all of our employees into trend-setters in their field?




  1. Establish a good relationship with a person who works at the largest organization in your industry. Suggest a networking schedule so that you talk to them about what’s going on in their world. They could be facing some of the things you will face down the road.
  2. In addition, establish a contact from an organization that is your size within your field. Talk to them on a regular schedule.
  3. Be sure you are getting regular e-mails from organizations that address what’s happening in your field.
  4. Subscribe to an industry journal in your field that will help you learn what will be happening down the road. (in your industry).

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Dan Chiodo

Passion. Charisma. Results. It’s those values and a desire to see others achieve them for themselves that led Dan to found iMPACT Training & Development, a firm which offers training to guide individuals into a higher level of performance through executive coaching, motivational speaking, staff training and organizational development.


As a Certified Mastermind Executive Coach, Dan teaches courses in leadership development, communication, sales, customer service and time management, with a focus on hands-on learning strategies.


Dan’s experience and interest in time management led to writing his book PerfectTIMING which is available on his website, as well as, Barnes & Noble and other books stores.


Dan also serves as the Senior Associate to Dr. Bill Wallisch, founder of MAIN Point, which is a communications firm that specializes in strategic communication skills for organizations worldwide. Clients include astronauts and cosmonauts of NASA, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, General Mills and the White House. MAINPoint also prepares well-known personalities for appearances on national television programs, such as Today, Nightline, Good Morning America and Meet the Press.


Dan spent a great part of his career in the communications field, having served more than ten years as the President & Publisher of the Joplin (MO) Globe, which is one of the largest newspapers in Community Newspaper Holding’s (CNHI) groups of newspapers in the U.S.

Prior to that, Dan held several management positions with Ottaway Newspapers, the community newspaper division of Dow Jones, Inc. He has also worked at communications companies in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri.


Dan graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He also attended the American Press Institute, Reston, Va., the management studies program at Kellogg University, Chicago, Ill., and Leaderpoint Management Development Institute, Overland Park, Ks. He also taught at the Bloomsburg Journalism Institute, Bloomsburg, Penn., and at Ashland Community College, Ashland, Ky. Dan was an instructor for the Xerox Professional Selling Skills program and administrated it for several Ottaway newspapers.


Dan’s assignments have taken him to countries such as Mexico, Panama, Australia, the UK and Dubai. He has also taught in the U.S. for companies such as General Mills, Nestle, Medtronic, Knutson Construction, the State of Missouri and Freeman Health System hospitals.


Dan is also on the John Maxwell Team of instructors and coaches, working with John to offer his courses throughout the country.

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