U.S. Pavement COO Andrew Musto and Director of National Accounts Blake Kelly joined the Team Depot army this week in Asheville, NC at The Home Depot Foundation's Building Services and Operations event. Andrew and Blake helped improve the homes of U.S. veterans at ABCCM Veterans’ Restoration Quarters. The Home Depot Foundation and Team Depot, a 400,000-strong army of associate volunteers, work to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters.
This week on CEO-Ready, we're visiting with U.S. Pavement's Crew #2 Foreman, Kynan Mello. Kynan talks about grinding with "his guys" and what it does to morale, camaraderie, and overall team performance to work side-by-side every day. "K" as he is known, talks about how the CEO-Ready culture is all about being mentally and physically prepared for the work every day.
Having been with the company for 7 years, both in our Concrete division and, more recently, in our Paving division, K knows the trajectory possible with one takes pride in their work and strives ("that hunger") to align their own ambitions with the company's.
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In the pavement industry, we have the advantage of an “off season” during the winter months, where pavement work in New England slows temporarily and the snow flies. This time is a perfect opportunity for debriefing, planning, setting priorities, and training.
This time on CEO-Ready, we're visiting with U.S. Pavement's Superintendent of Asphalt Maintenance, Chris Snyder. Chris brings a perspective of knowing the work, having led crews and teams in multiple divisions over the years. He talks with us about how the CEO-Ready culture plays out in the field and the types of individuals he's looking to bring into "the family": Hungry people looking to learn, listen, and eventually lead.
Chris has led our Asphalt Maintenance and Infrared Repair divisions, learning along the way what it takes to be recognized as a leader: The experienced person with all the answers. It doesn't happen overnight, but it can come to fruition with the right mix of trust, experience, and everyone driving for one goal.
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This week, we're visiting with Samuels & Associates' COO and Principal, Leslie Cohen. Leslie talks with us about how the CEO-Ready culture plays out in the real estate and development industry. How developing the soft skills and intangibles - along with active learning and working to "fine tune these skills" - leads to better communication, more active listening, and ultimately a stronger executive presence.
Samuels & Associates is known as one of the most creative and entrepreneurial mixed-use developers based in the Boston area. Leslie discusses how leadership often involves taking calculated risks, analyzing all the information available to you but also realizing that the information available is never perfect.
By working continuously and deliberately on developing skills at all levels, everyone in the organization has access to the tools needed to improve communication, to build relationships, and successfully execute strategy.
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