Episode 23: Vision, Values, and Growth: The Path of Post Structures Under Josh and Herman Post's StewardshipNov 21, 2023
In the realm of entrepreneurship, success often hinges on three pivotal aspects: Vision, Values, and Growth. These cornerstones are not just abstract concepts but practical tools that guide and shape businesses across various industries.
In the latest episode Bob invites Josh and Herman to delve into their entrepreneurial journey, sharing valuable insights and personal anecdotes. The duo, who took over a family business established in 1974, discuss the challenges and triumphs of running a successful enterprise.
Successful entrepreneurs understand the interplay between vision, values, and growth. Their vision is grounded in their values, ensuring that as the business grows, it does so in a way that is consistent with its foundational principles. This integration creates a strong brand identity and a loyal customer base, as well as a motivated and engaged workforce.
While pursuing these cornerstones, entrepreneurs face various challenges, such as maintaining the integrity of their vision and values in the face of rapid growth or market pressure. However, these challenges also present opportunities for innovation and reiteration of business strategies.
In essence, Vision, Values, and Growth are not just the pillars of a successful business; they are its lifeblood. They inform every strategy, decision, and action. For aspiring entrepreneurs, aligning these elements can be the difference between a fleeting venture and a lasting legacy. They create a business that not only thrives economically but also contributes positively to society and leaves a meaningful imprint.
Tune in now to gain valuable perspectives and practical advice from seasoned entrepreneurs. Listen and take the first step towards shaping a successful, values-driven future for your business.
- 00:00 Welcome to The Wealthy Entrepreneur Podcast
- 02:27 Entrepreneurship, Business Success, and Family Legacy
- 06:15 Business Partnership and Evolution
- 11:27 Business Values and Culture
- 15:19 Entrepreneurship, Challenges, and Growth
- 18:48 Business Growth and Systemization
- 26:06 Key Financial Metrics for a Construction Business
- 29:47 Critical Business Metrics and Team Management
- 35:20 Building a Supportive Work Environment
- 38:47 Leadership, Culture, and Growth for a Successful Business
- 41:16 Business Growth and Systems
- 47:12 Business Growth and Financial Management
- 50:12 Business Growth, Leadership, and Personal Development
About the Guests:
About Herman Post:
Herman Post is a seasoned business leader with a wealth of experience in developing, growing, and transforming businesses to new heights. His passion for construction and sustainable architecture is evident in his work as the President of POST Structures, a leading rural and agricultural construction firm in Southern Ontario. With a strong commitment to collaboration and team building, Herman thrives on supporting entrepreneurs who share his values as an Advisor and Consultant, helping them establish a healthy and sustainable business rhythm. He is also an active Investor, continuously expanding his portfolio of businesses, particularly within the construction trade.
Herman's dedication to enriching lives through thoughtful building shines through in his impressive track record spanning over two decades, making him a valuable asset to the business community. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Governors at the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary, demonstrating his commitment to various aspects of his community.
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About Josh Post:
Josh Post is a highly accomplished business leader with a strong track record in executive roles. Currently, he serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Wessuc Inc. in Brantford, Ontario, where he has been driving operational excellence since December 2022. In addition to his role at Wessuc Inc., Josh is a dedicated Board Member of the Canadian Farm Builders Association, contributing his strategic insights to the association's success for over a year. With prior experience as the Chief Operating Officer at Cabochon Group and as the General Manager at Post Farm Structures Inc., Josh brings a wealth of knowledge in team management, change management, and operations management to any organization, consistently delivering practical solutions while effectively managing change efforts.
Connect with Josh:
- POST Structures website: https://poststructures.com/our-people/the-post-team/
- POST Structures Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/postfarm/
- POST Structures Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/poststructures/
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