I am looking for individuals to share with me their most influential leader in their life and why they were so inspirational.
I will be sharing your stories in a book I am working on publishing sometime in the next few months.
Please take a moment to share by clicking: http://goo.gl/cZN6iH
Here is an example of my own story:
Shay Dulle, Author:
If we skip forward to right before I became a manager, we find the key that helped me get my foot in the door to a successful path. Her name was Jan and she was a well-known artist that lived in a small rural town in Missouri.
I was an associating working in a Copy and Print center during the beginning of my career. One morning I walked into work and saw my supervisor looking at my previous night copy and print work. She was disappointed because I altered Jan’s artwork and changed her specific copy orders. She wanted me to call Jan and explain to her what I had done as she was one of our top clients. I was frantic, and concerned I was going to upset Jan.
I will never forget the day Jan came in and I had set out all of her artwork across a table. The artwork was her hand drawn traditional artwork that I digitally enhanced completely. She walked towards me, looked at the artwork, looked up into my eyes and as I weakly spoke “Jan I’m so sorry-“she cut me off. She looked down at the work shook her head and simply and elegantly said “Fabulous”. My heart felt with a joy that has rarely been replicated in my life. From that point on we started to design art together and did various projects throughout the next year with our artwork.
It was one of the most exciting times of my life, and in that time I learned how to funnel my energy, my creativity, my time management, and my drive into the artwork. I had to talk to managers of businesses, sell the ideas to companies, research manufactures, and ultimately manage a small business.
I developed so much in such a small amount of time I remember going to my supervision and asking them for a promotion into leadership. I came up with a business plan and the benefit of what I could do if they put me into that position and I very quickly followed his action plan to get promoted.
This is an example of what I am looking for, I am greatly looking forward to working with you in the future and thank you in advance for the support!