To paraphrase one of my favorite business thought leaders, Marcus Buckingham, “we grow most where we are already strong”. I truly believe this sentiment. When we concentrate on what we are good at and work hard to develop ourselves in the subjects and endeavors where we are already strong, we become stronger. Gone are the days where we should be dwelling on our “developmental opportunities”.
Human Resources has been my career for over the past decade. I am currently a director and intrapreneur for a large healthcare system. There, I lead three teams: a team in HR that focuses on team member engagement for the system, a team in that manages volunteers for our flagship hospital, and a team that manages our hospitality house for families in medical crisis.
I have the great fortune of reporting to senior leaders who afford me the autonomy and latitude to try new things, create new programs, scratch old ways of doing things, and foster growth in my people and the business. After all, if we “grow most where we are already strong”, as a leader, I have to spot moments of brilliance in my team members and focus them on having more moments like their best moments.
Through my pursuit of a Masters in Entrepreneurship from WCU, I hope to grow stronger as a leadership pioneer.