In this candid photo (boldly taken without asking 😉), we see boss Chad. Yes, people today prefer “leader” but “boss” still works for me.
As I taught Personal Accountability and the QBQ! at Chad’s Michigan manufacturing plants, I got to know him. Let’s meet Chad …
Chad is a fortysomething.
Chad is a husband and dad.
Chad makes a decent income.
Chad is loyal to his employer.
Chad has worked here 20 years.
Chad continually gains new skills.
Chad enjoys how he makes a living.
Chad began as an hourly employee.
Chad believes in QBQ! Accountability.
Chad earned his way to General Manager.
Chad has made—and makes—a difference.
Chad speaks reverently of his firm’s owners.
Another Chad fact:
Chad skipped college to enter the workforce.
No, I’m not telling people they should or should not attend college. Yet, I happily challenge young people—and parents/employers—to reconsider the “college experience.”
In Outstanding! we wrote this recommendation to organizations: Hire character over credentials.
Sure, a degree can be critical, but we should also be people of character and hire people of character like, you guessed it, Chad. 😎
Are you growing your personal character … and hiring/promoting it, too?