High stress. High stakes. A world of responsibility resting squarely on your shoulders. Long hours, few breaks. Sleepless nights. But worth it day after day because the rewards far outweigh the effort. When compared side-by-side, job descriptions for ‘business team leader’ and ‘mother’ are very similar. Both roles require agility, patience, active listening and flexibility.
There’s been a lot of change in our agency over the past few years. Authenticity and communication were critical every step of the way.
I had to mean it, sincerely, when I said that I believed a new goal or strategy would be the best thing for us. And our team had to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly in order to arrive at a shared vision.
There are a few truths rooted at the core of every good company, and they're never more apparent than when you’re experiencing growing pains. They’ve helped me guide my team through change — maybe they can guide you, too.
When I was in college my life felt like it was in constant motion between taking a full load of classes, internships, on campus jobs, my fraternity and other involvement. As a recent grad my day was over after about 5:30 PM – and it was a little weird. While I enjoyed the freedom to relax after work, I knew I needed to be doing something in my newfound free time to make a difference. When I learned that a chapter of the National Urban League Young Professionals was coming to Arkansas I knew this was my opportunity to get involved again and give back.