Innovative Thinking, From the Top Down

Do you take pride of ownership in your company? Do you consider yourself a forward-thinking creator? If you’re an entrepreneur, I’m sure you’re nodding your head ‘yes,’ but even if you don’t own your own business, you can still be innovative and express the same satisfaction for your work as owners do.

Jane Boyce is the President of Tru Vue, a manufacturer of high-performance glazing products for the custom picture framing, museum, and engineered optics markets. Tru Vue is known for exemplifying growth and diversification in innovation within its industry. As President, Jane has used this reputation and company culture to lead her team in multiple state-of-the-art project launches.

Tune in today to find out how Jane has inspired her team to be more innovative and take a greater pride of ownership in their work, regardless of their role at the company.

In This Episode

  • The actions and behaviors that make a leader more responsive and appreciative
  • How focusing on the customer affects company culture
  • If trust should be given freely or earned in business
  • How to handle tough days with big challenges
  • The best way to prioritize your business and prioritize your life

Quotes in This Episode

“I think it’s really important to show that I’m in the boat with everybody, that we’re all in this together. People are watching everybody’s actions, and they’ll see if you’re true to what you’re saying.” —Jane Boyce

“Nobody is too good for anything. And I think that’s really important. It’s really demotivating when you think you’re a second-class citizen…. And so we try to show that everybody is willing to do everything.” —Jane Boyce

“As much as anything, people really want to do a good job. And I think they really appreciate when their jobs are being acknowledged.” —Jane Boyce

“Everybody has a bad day once in awhile, but I truly believe that if you drive into work, and two out of ten days, three out of ten days you’re dreading it… Find something else. There are lots of great opportunities, and there’s something right for everybody.” —Jane Boyce

“If you take pride of ownership, there’s an emotional connection to [business decisions].” —Deirdre Breakenridge

Resources

Tru Vue
Tru Vue on LinkedIn