President Message August 2021

You Can Be Part of the Answer!

BY: G. David Sload, President-CEO, ABC Keystone

The Keystone Chapter has a long tradition of raising the bar. From its beginnings, to where we are today, the Chapter has been forward-thinking and planning strategically. The members of ABC Keystone have always looked to raise the bar and avoid the status quo. This has been a factor that creates the “It” factor.

There are two books that have resonated with me during my career. One that I read in the late 70s titled “If It Ain’t Broke, Break It,” and a second that I read in the 90s, “Good to Great.” In both books, the main premise is as follows: you always need to be evolving and changing to remain relevant in your space. Sixty-three years of Chapter leadership and the members of ABC Keystone have insured we not only have stayed relevant, but we have become a major player in the construction industry.

Things move exponentially faster today due to current technology and the information world in which we live. What the Chapter has accomplished in the last five years is greater than what was accomplished during the previous ten years, which is even greater than that accomplished during the previous twenty years. So, what is next for the Keystone Chapter? What is our next BHAG (big, hairy, audacious goal)? How can we better support and help our members grow and be more successful?

It is in ABC Keystone’s DNA to dream, envision, plan and execute. But as with any great company or organization, it takes a roadmap. As we prepare for 2022, we once again start with a new three-year strategic plan. To begin this process, we will look at our Vision, Mission, and Value Proposition statements. Are they still relevant? Do they need to be tweaked? Or do they need an overhaul? These statements will drive our strategic initiatives for the next three years.

This is how you can become part of the answers and the guidance of the Keystone Chapter for the next three years. Our facilitated strategic planning will take place on September 15 and 16 at the Chapter facility. These sessions will include all board members, committee chairs, staff and any members who would like to participate. Yes, we want you, the members of your Chapter, to be part of developing the big “What’s Next” for ABC Keystone. We only ask two things: be present for the entirety of the sessions and come with ideas and an open mind.

I am excited to see where the Keystone Chapter is going next. Are you part of the answer? If so, please register to attend ABC Keystone’s Strategic Planning!

G. David Sload
G. David Sload
ABC Keystone President-CEO

Register to attend ABC Keystone’s Strategic Planning Sessions!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Breakfast 7:00 am; Session 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

& Thursday, September 16, 2021
Breakfast 7:00 am; Session 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

at ABC Keystone, Manheim

Posted August 24, 2021