U.S. Pavement Services has hired U.S. Army 1st Lieutenant Michael Shaughnessy as a National Project Management Intern in the National Accounts division, through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Hiring Our Heroes. In sync with U.S. Pavement’s longstanding dedication to hiring veterans through their Pledge to Hire Veterans, Hiring Our Heroes is another initiative helping to pave the way for companies nationwide to hire veterans.
This week on CEO-Ready, we're at New Balance world headquarters at Boston Landing to meet with Kassia Davis, Director of Global Merchandising. Kassia discusses the importance of leading by example and with inspiration. The key for Kassia is surrounding herself with talent and ensuring each team member feels empowered to execute on her vision.
When the team is built around New Balance core values, truly believes in actively listening, and feels the confidence of their leader behind them every step of the way, great things are possible. The creativity and mobilized approach to both design and inevitable problem-solving results from a balance of big-picture visioning and detailed, execution-driven mindsets. A truly balanced team!
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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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The seasonal nature of the construction industry has historically been a challenge, but it can also be an asset in terms of set-aside time to review, plan, and strategize for the upcoming season. Debriefing at the end of a season is a building process that allows time to look at leveraging strengths and honing in on areas of improvement. In this fast-paced retail construction environment it is critical to always stay ahead of the curve. Debriefing allows you to do so by identifying the root causes of successes and failures and using the knowledge gained to continually improve the performance of each individual and the entire team. As the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20, so when looking back at a completed project from the year, one can use debriefing as a powerful tool to structure the process and capitalize on meaningful learning.
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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