Digital Boardwalk kicked off their first leadership round table by covering the first chapter in Quint Studer’s best selling book “The Busy Leader’s Handbook”.
“Yet, even during these times, there are still organizations in all industries that create the “sense of place” where talent wants to be.”
Pensacola News Journal, Q. Studer, Oct. 19, 2019
TOP LEADERS INCLUDE 2 TRAITS: SELF-AWARENESS AND COACHABILITY.
Tim Shoop started out the meeting with bringing out the most important traits of a leader. In his past, the drive to be the best contributed to his hiding his flaws and
hampered him being a good leader. He brought out the following points from the book that resonated with him and wanted to impart them to the group.
- It means knowing what your're good at and what you're not.
- Don't hide your flaws or cover up your mistakes. Own them.
- Don't pretend to know it all.
- Embrace learning.
- Coachability means you are open to feedback.
- Corrective criticism should not upset you.
During the discussion, each group member shared some of what they thought could be helped by this group. The following topics were discussed and senior leaders suggested methods to mitigate them going forward.
- Determining the motivations of subordinates.
- Staying organized
- Reacting too strongly to suprises
TAKE AWAYS FROM THE MEETING
Getting better starts on the inside. It's not them. It's you!!!
See bolded items on page 5. Use these to better yourselves.
Colby Sullivan and Tim Edge were paired together to mentor each other in areas that they were strong in.
A questionaire was scheduled to be created to get to know the motivations and family information of the employees.