Next Up: TQL Hosts Leadership Summit

In February, Total Quality Logistics hosted its Next Up Leadership Summit for rising leaders at TQL headquarters in Cincinnati.

The event lasted three days and kicked off with a group lunch and an inspiring welcome speech that set the tone for the next few days. “It's not just about you. It's not just about me. It's about what our teams do every day. It's about what your teams do to help others win,” TQL’s Chief Human Resources Officer said, “That's important. Be a role model. Take initiative. Be optimistic. Share ideas.”

Attendees consisted of 36 dedicated sales leaders and supervisors from TQL offices across the U.S. They were welcomed by our regional Executive Sales Directors, Vice Presidents of Sales and other members of the TQL Executive Team, including our CEO.

The three-day event allowed attendees to network with leadership at HQ, share ideas with their colleagues and participate in breakout sessions geared toward leaders in similar stages in their careers. The summit also included leadership development roundtables where participants discussed different approaches to common problems that they could bring back to their teams.

TQL, a 2022 Forbes Best Employer, ensures employees are met with numerous opportunities to develop, personally and professionally. Eric M., a Sales Manager at the Toledo, OH office, reflected on this sentiment at the Next Up Summit. “It’s awesome to spend time with these up-and-coming leaders. It’s awesome to be considered one, first, and it’s even better to have your company invest so much in young leaders” he said. “There aren’t lot of companies around that dedicate this kind of time and money into their leadership and I think it will pay off in the long run.”

By the end of the Next Up Summit, members left HQ with a fresh, inspired perspective. Taylor G., a Sales Leader at the Indianapolis, IN office, when asked what the best part of the summit was, she said, “being able to network with a bunch of different people that we normally wouldn’t see on a daily basis or talk to. Being able to get yourself out there, meet our leadership team that started this company and the new ideas that are floating around for the future. That’s the best part of this experience so far.”

Leadership development events like these are what set TQL apart from the rest. Will you become TQL’s next up-and-coming leader? Visit to explore open positions in leadership, sales, IT, recruiting and more.

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