Keeping Score With GRITT: Straight Talk Strategies For Success

Keeping Score With GRITT: Straight Talk Strategies For Success

by Shawn Burcham

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Overview

Entrepreneurs believe nobody else understands what they are going through. They are hard-working individuals who feel like nobody gets it; but Shawn Burcham has been there. His experience in growing his company, Pro Food Systems, Inc., into a national success is the perfect primer for his debut book on how others can achieve the same kind of achievements for their own companies.

Keeping Score with GRITT: Straight Talk Strategies for Success is for the CEO, the small-business owner, the manager, or the employee who feels stuck. Shawn’s leadership lessons are geared toward those who know they want to be more efficient, have more fun, make more money, and have less stress—those that want to be more successful, yet can never seem to get ahead. Using Shawn’s GRITT system, readers can transform those frustrations and challenges into positive growth and results.



Praise for Keeping Score with GRITT



“Shawn has captured the essence of today's entrepreneur! His straightforward, detailed account of the development of PFSbrands illustrates each aspect of the leadership needed to successfully start, grow, and sustain a major business …”

—Gary Phillips



Retired Chief Executive Officer, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

“… Keeping Score with GRITT: Straight Talk Strategies for Success describes Shawn’s leadership style perfectly ... I’ve always sought Shawn’s advice on how to obtain success. It’s great that he has finally written this book!”

—Brett Horn



“Keeping Score with GRITT: Straight Talk Strategies for Success is a fun and no-nonsense approach to business and life. Shawn's straight talk about his hard-earned lessons and successes distill the daunting challenges faced by today's entrepreneurs, business owners, leaders, and employees down into simple, actionable items that everyone can relate to and implement …”

—Jair Drooger

CT Assist

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946633538
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
Publication date: 08/13/2019
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

SHAWN BURCHAM is the founder and CEO of Pro Food Systems, Inc. (PFSbrands), which he and his wife Julie started out of their home in 1998. PFSbrands has grown to over 140 employee-owners and is now 100 percent employee-owned. The company has over 1,500 branded food-service locations across forty states. They are best known for their Champs Chicken franchise brand, which was started in 1999. PFSbrands now offers BluTaco as a franchise brand and Cooper’s Express as a license program. They also create private-label food programs for many of their customers. Most recently, PFSbrands has launched GRITT Business Coaching to help other businesses become more successful. Shawn is a true entrepreneur that has taken the necessary risks to lead his company through double-digit growth for over twenty years.

Table of Contents

Foreword xvii

Introduction: The Difference a Book Can Make 1

Chapter 1 Taking Flight: How Early Experiences Shaped a Pilot, Husband, and CEO 11

Chapter 2 Humble Beginnings: The Origin Story of PFSbrands 33

Chapter 3 The Happiness Rule: Thirteen Core Values for Lifelong Success 47

Chapter 4 Shaking Things Up: How Being an Industry Disruptor Creates New Opportunities 67

Chapter 5 Opening the Books: How Open-Book Management Helps Your Team Keep Score 89

Chapter 6 The Rhythm of Goal Setting: How Small Steps Drive Big Results 109

Chapter 7 True GRITT: Game-Winning Mind-Sets That Deliver Every Time 141

Chapter 8 Topgrading to Win: How the Right Team Can Make All the Difference 159

Chapter 9 Mirror Gazing: How Assessments and Surveys Keep Your Team on Top 177

Chapter 10 ESOP's Fables: The Fact and Fiction behind Embracing an Employee Stock Ownership Plan 199

Chapter 11 Scaling for Success: How to Continually Up Your Company's Game 217

Conclusion: Helping Others Become More Successful: Some Closing Words of Wisdom 235

Bonus Chapter: GRITT Business Coaching 241

Acknowledgments 257

About The Author 259

Our Services 261

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