This week, Execution and People at the Best Strategy on the Inspiring Leaders Podcast.
“The days of the Superhero are gone. These are the days of the Justice League.”
Joseph Elkhoury is an industry Advisor for Upstream Oilfield Services and Digitalization in Oil and Gas . He served as Chief Operating Officer of TETRA Technologies, Inc. (TTI) from 2014 until 2017 where he managed around 5,000 employees and over $1.2B in revenue with several divisions offering products and services in many domestic and international markets. Joseph also served as a member of the Board of Directors of CSI-Compressco (CCLP) from 2015 until 2017. But it was during his tenure at TETRA Tech that Joseph envisioned, designed and rolled out “Dedicated To The Core” where employees were rated on 16 essential behaviours that directly contributed to the company’s core mission. It has been hailed as one of the most effective strategic planning and performance management systems anywhere.
“Life gives you the Test first, then the Lesson”
Prior to TETRA Technologies, Inc., Joseph worked at Schlumberger (SLB) for 21 years, where he last established and served as vice president and general manager of MicroSeismic services from 2012 until 2014. Previously , Joseph was vice president of the Software Information Solutions segment, vice president of Production services for North America, director for global Supply Chain and Procurement for the Research, Engineering and Manufacturing organizations.
“Who executes the strategy? People do. It has to all be about Execution and people. I focused on behaviours more than competencies.”
Maybe we should call the CEO the Cheif Execution Officer”
From 1994 until 2008, Joseph held numerous other management positions with Schlumberger in several countries in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Americas , serving in operations , marketing and communications, technical support, training and engineering. Joseph started his career as a bio - medical engineer selling and servicing OR, ICU , Maternity and ER equipment and training Doctors on advanced machines from MRIs and X - rays , to ultrasound s, respirators and monitors. Joseph received his B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon and has completed advanced course work in Finance, Strategy and Supply Chain at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.
“You cannot cut costs to prosperity, you have to grow revenue.”
“Anyone can make a difference, but do they want to and do they know what to do?”
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Dedicated to the CORE Model
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