How many times have you heard that recognition is a part of successful
How many times have you heard that you have to deposit in your team’s
emotional bank account 5 times positively before you can take one withdrawal?
How many times have you been told you get more bees with honey?
I thought this week I would write about the obvious positive impact of recognition
to your team’s success, your long-term goals, and improving your leadership
skills. Instead I am going to take advantage of my weekly spot on the “front page”
of FOHBOH to “actually” recognize some key people within my organization.
If it weren’t for them and their impact on the overall results of our team, my
quality of life would be crap, and all of my passion for sharing the virtues of great
leadership to everyone I meet would be worthless as I would be spending all my
time trying to catch up to my To Do list. Great results produced by a successful
team allows for my time to be successful.
In no particular order….
Tom Jasen, GM in Niles Ohio…you have a great heart and a genuine desire
to please. I have never seen someone apply so much effort to achieve an end
result. Your resilience during tough times, just amazing
Brian Zillinger, GM in Hermitage, PA….you deserved a shot a long time ago.
You give me an example everyday of how to methodically decide what is most
important and get that done first. For that, thank you!
Aliecia Shields, GM in Marysville, OH….the day I met you as a bartender I knew
you would be part of something big and your recent promotion only proves that.
Your drive to be awesome…can’t be compared to anyone else. If it weren’t for
your recent work in your new position my life would invariably suck.
Joel Shields, GM in Boardman, OH…new dude, new team, new set of eyes, and
an overwhelming desire to catch up to speed faster than anyone I have seen.
Jeremy Kline, GM, Columbus, OH…..wrestling a monster, learning along the
way, finding a way to make yourself better. Your personal growth skills at the rate
you are improving, I have never seen. So proud of you
John Luther, GM, Columbus, OH….a knight in shining armor brought to the
team from out of the blue….I was struggling to keep up until you arrived. Your
attachment to the community and brand good will makes me wish I were a better
Bill Haren, GM, Whitehall, OH…another monster wrestler, clarity in analytics,
calm under extreme pressure, steadfast, new dad, and nary a negative word
comes out of your mouth. How do you do it….I am amazed.
Casey Tea, GM, Marion, OH…watchdog, pitbull, keeper of the cash, holder
of “keep it simple, stupid” Our financial mentor and developer. You brought the
missing piece to the team
Kim Kidwell, GM, Hilliard, OH….the water carrier, the organizer of any new
procedure, the savior, the one that makes it happen by the book, process, or
standard no matter what the cost. I wish I had been as good a GM as you.
I am truly blessed to be surrounded by such overwhelming leadership People
often ask me where I get my ideas in leadership to write about each week. I get it
from what the people listed above do every day. It’s not theory, it’s seen in what
they contribute every day.
Thanks to all of you for allowing ME to be a part of YOUR success!