What are you doing to improve yourself? Stop for a moment and think about that.
One of the qualities in the culture deck under “The Difference is Fun” is the word “passionate.” Over the years, this word has grown to mean many different things but one trait of passionate I feel contains many different facets is “you are willing and excited to work with your teammates.” In this description, I think of the creativity that comes from this trait, the types of things that come from having passion for working with your teams.
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What comes to mind when you hear the word “best”? Optimum, first, greatest, and unsurpassed are all synonyms. I like the definition “the highest degree of competence, inspiration, or effort.” We all like to think of ourselves in those terms as well as surround ourselves with people or things that are the best or take actions we believe will deliver the best outcome.
The talent shortage in the supply chain and logistics industry is not NEW news. The multiple factors that have contributed to this steady decline had been expected and have come to fruition over the past few years. As a PDP (Peer Development Program) at Pegasus Logistics Group, I have a different perspective on what has attracted me to the industry, as a whole, and this company, specifically. The factors that have been listed as reasons for the talent shortage include topics like: baby boomers are reaching retiring age, a general shortage in supply chain education, and, lastly, the supply chain industry has the perception of being boring. Of all the factors that make the most sense to me is the image problem supply chain seems to have.
Living and understanding our core values is critical to maintaining a strong company culture. Looking at tomorrow today is as relevant as it was over 20 years ago when Ken aligned to our core values. In order to deliver opportunity to all stakeholders, we must be always looking ahead to secure prosperity for the long haul. I’ll touch below on a few adjectives that highlight this value:
Fanatical and Passionate about customer satisfaction is clearly one of my favorite core values. Maybe it’s the sales slant in me, but it’s difficult to argue that taking care of our customers is not mission critical to our success. A great passion to serve fuels our growth which in turn helps support many of our the great things we invest in. Being obsessive and enthusiastic about our clients is something we should live and breathe every day! Raving fan customers deliver more opportunity to all stakeholders.