Tip #2: Welcome different points of view.
“Even if you think your way is the best, meeting with others and listening to their perspectives usually makes any idea a hundred times better.”
Tip #3: Prioritize community.
“Coming into a new community in the middle of a pandemic, I had to ask myself, ‘How am I going to build confidence in this leadership team and have them get to know me when we can’t even gather as a group?’ To start, I made one-on-one time with every team leader as an opportunity to tour their area of focus and really learn more about them as people. I also had to seek out people out in the community—the county commissioner, the mayor, members of the local Chamber of Commerce—and be very intentional about networking with them during such an unusual time.
Tip #4: Choose an organization that inspires you.
“If you work for an organization that you believe in—an organization that will support you and your leadership—that’s key. You need that support to make sure you’re successful. Ultimately, you can’t just be a leader for the sake of being a leader. You have to love what you’re doing and the organization you’re working for.”