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Meet the Speaker: Phil Beelendorf

Session: The Essential Characteristics of Transformational Leadership



phil-beelendorfPhil Beelendorf, Maintenance Technology Senior Manager, Roquette America

Phil Beelendorf CMRP, CRL, has 25 years of industrial experience and has spent the last 15 years in the Maintenance & Reliability profession. As the leader of Roquette America’s reliability excellence strategy, Phil is responsible for creating an atmosphere where best-in-class performance can take root. He is also one of five members of Roquette’s global maintenance and reliability steering committee. Phil has given several maintenance and reliability presentations at previous SMRP and IMC conferences, and has also presented overseas at Roquette’s global group reunions. He has been published numerous times and is the author of the blog, “Reality Excellence – Building Results-Driven Reliability Programs in the Real World.” Phil was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Nebraska/Iowa SMRP training event. Phil has also developed and facilitated several maintenance and reliability training classes and workshops throughout his career for the companies where he has been employed, and has recently begun hosting webinars for Plant Services, where he is a featured author.



The Essential Characteristics of Transformational Leadership
Phil Beelendorf, Maintenance Technology Senior Manager, Roquette America

Early in my career, I believed technical skill development was the best path to success. The zealous pursuit of knowledge left little time for building relationships. As I matured, I discovered that knowledge alone cannot produce the results that lead to sustained culture change. While technical competency is needed to develop a reliability excellence culture, soft skills such as vision, courage, and empathy play a greater role in creating an atmosphere where excellence can take root. To be seen as a leader, your peers must believe you care about them.

Transformational leadership requires the vision of Steve Jobs, the courage of Winston Churchill, the patience of Job, the wisdom of Solomon, and the compassion of Mother Theresa. But do these characteristics exist in one leader? How can someone develop these skills to maximize their influence? Leadership has less to do with position and more to do with character. Everyone, no matter what their position, can develop their soft skills and become a person of influence. Attend this presentation and unleash the reliability leader within you. 

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