Clayton Camp, president of Kern Machinery of Bakersfield, Calif., subscribes to a leadership philosophy based on expecting results from employees and inspecting them. By "inspect," Camp means you need to be prepared to measure performance.
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Lighting the Path Toward Excellence
Years with Organization: 31. Joined as store manager at Buttonwillow location after initially working in the family’s farming operation.
Role: “The most important thing is to represent the customers, employees and the owners, and doing what’s best for all on a daily basis. If you can explain something simply in a way that makes sense for the best interests of all three, you have a chance of success. If I can’t explain it in plain terms, maybe it’s not a good position.”