learn_from_others_tpa_1_1I can not imagine where I would be today if I didn’t take the time to learn from my employees, my clients and my suppliers. The classes I’ve taken, the books I’ve read, can’t hold a candle to what you all have taught me. Every day I am in awe of what I have learned.

  • To listen carefully and repeat what you’ve heard
  • Treat every person with empathy.
  • Encourage and be open to new ideas.
  • Shine the spotlight. No one does this alone. Take time to appreciate your team, and those who make you shine.
  • Give clear instructions or guidance. Just because it makes sense to you, or in your head, ask good questions, to ensure everyone is on the same page.
  • Ask for feedback. Act on it. Don’t be thin skinned, be prepared to learn!
  • Organize your priorities. You can’t do it all. Go back and think about your mission and then focus on those things that help you meet your mission. Let the rest of it go. (It may be a FANTASTIC idea, but if it doesn’t meet your mission, set it aside, you never know when it will work for you.)
  • Loyalty and commitment. Do not expect what you are not willing to give. Respect, loyalty, commitment all start with you.
  • Patience. It is a fast paced, frenetic business. We all need to treat each other with a little bit of patience.
  • Responsibility. As Harry Truman stated, “The buck stops here”. It doesn’t matter where you fit into an organization. Be the responsible party. Step up. You will be glad you did.