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Sep 20, 2022

So often new leaders are intently focused on doing well and they don’t always acknowledge the many lessons they have learned.  I know this all too well…A VERY, VERY LONG TIME AGO, I worked at Chuck E. Cheese's, and even though I didn't realize it at the time...this experience taught me a lot.

The place where “a kid can be a kid” was also the place where Dr. Keena, the leader, started to emerge. As we launched a new location and customers cycled through, I suddenly learned lessons that have stood the test of time.

  1. Sometimes your success requires personal sacrifice.
  2. Growth and progress require stretching.
  3. Know what you bring to the team.
  4. Value everyone’s role.
  5. Flexibility and adaptability will take you far.

As a seasoned leader, these things are probably second nature.  But for new leaders, these things take time, particularly without a mentor.  These and more are the types of things that I address in the SUCCESSFUL SUPERVISOR SERIES.  Because now, more than ever new supervisors (specifically) need intentional support to be able to endure the ever-present challenges of leadership. 

One more thing, in case you are wondering, yes. Yes, I wore the costume. 

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