Keynote Interview: Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable - Leadership and Supply Chain Post Crisis Problem Solving
Date & Time
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 5:20 PM - 5:50 PM
Larry Wyche

Lieutenant General (RET) Larry Wyche, President and CEO of Wyche Leadership and Supply Chain Consulting, shares the highs and lows of being a supply chain professional and leader with over 35 years of experience. He is the best-selling author of “Shirts Off Our Backs; Boots Off Our Feet - How Leadership Enables Logistics and Supply Chain Execution and Gives You the Edge to Win”. Climbing through the ranks from private to sergeant to the second highest ranked supply chain and logistics professional in the U.S. Army - Lieutenant General, Larry has seen it all. Over the years he learned that “Leaders Get Paid To Solve Problems and Must Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable”. Despite the many challenges you may face as a supply chain professional, there is no excuse for not delivering to your customer especially in time of crisis.

Whether you are a first line, mid-level manager, director or CEO and in Larry’s case, the senior supply chain and logistics professional in Afghanistan or leading a $58 billion day-to-day supply chain enterprise, he shares with you examples and stories of the significance of taking care of and being there for your employees as a supply chain leader. Balance and your life matters and that a key to success is understanding your potential as Larry initially struggled with this, but learned that with good health that the “sky is the limit” and that being a supply chain leader and professional were truly a joy a blessing and that good leadership makes a difference. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Who do you see in the mirror?
  • It’s about the team and play your position
  • What’s your excuse for not delivering?
  • What does Supply Chain need to do to get a seat on the boardroom table?
  • Master problem-solving
  • How to communicate the value of leadership to your executive team
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