I’m fairly certain there is no scientific correlation between a company’s conference room names and that company’s success. However, I think conference room names can tell a story and provide insight about company culture.
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At Interstates, we have been very fortunate in our safety achievements. For instance, reaching 1,000,000 hours without a recordable incident in 2016. Or more recently, the 2017 ABC National Safety Excellence award. Because of achievements like these, we are often asked how we do it. That is a great question with some soft, but important answers.
A group of eleven women recently represented Interstates at the Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) conference in Sioux City, IA. Additionally, Interstates proudly sponsored a table at the impactful event. The IWLC is Iowa’s premier leadership organization for women and offers comprehensive leadership resources for women, including events like the conference.
At Interstates, we believe in the value of building meaningful relationships. Engaging in regular one-on-one meetings with our employees is an integral to building a strong foundation in those relationships. Not only do these meetings build rapport, but they help direct reports develop and grow. These meetings also provide time to think about how you can best work with others.
ABC recently announced its finalists for the 2017 Craft Instructor of the Year awards and we are thrilled to share that our Training and Licensing Officer, Lowell Reith, has been selected as a finalist in recognition of his dedication to student success and tireless efforts to provide top-notch education. We caught up with Lowell to learn more about his career journey. Check out his interview!
As I sat surrounded by an audience of Interstates project managers and project coordinators, I gazed around the room at the other attendees. There was no PowerPoint to view and beyond a brief break, the speaker had only moved about five feet in the last three hours. Yet, the audience was listening intently to the story of an fascinating leader.