March 29, 2011 Speech to Interface Dealers Meeting-Cancun

CANCUN SPEECH TO LATIN AMERICAN DEALERS MEETING

March 29, 2011

Good Morning!  What is the greatest resource on Planet Earth?  Oil?  Gold?  Coal?  Gas?  What is the greatest resource at Interface?  Yarn?  Nylon?  Machinery?

People are the greatest resource on this planet.  At Interface, we are building a Strengths-Based Culture through our people and for our people.  We follow a formula:  TALENT (which is your life-long pattern of thoughts-feelings-behavior that can be productively applied) multiplied by RELATIONSHIPS (your friendships) and RECOGNITION (attention paid to what you do that is good) coupled with EXPECTATIONS (clearly set and positively designed in accord with your talents)….all of those factors will equal positive employee ENGAGEMENT.  Employees who are engaged, working at what they do best will bring about engaged customers and engaged customers bring bottom line profit.

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