Every quarter at Clickstop, the company gathers in the Grand Room for updates, announcements, and of course the reveal of our highly sought after Rock Star Award. The Rock Star is a Clickstopper who has excellently lived out not one, not two, but all six of our core values! This award comes with a bonus, special parking spot, and bragging rights for the quarter. Our Rock Star for Q1 of 2018 is Talent Selection Strategist, Britni Graham.
Here’s what Britni had to say about her journey to become a Rock Star:
Britni: I always knew my success was in my hands. Three years ago when I decided that I wanted to impact Clickstoppers’ lives by being on the Culture and Communications team, I knew that the role wasn’t just going to get handed to me. So, I started meeting with my leader and my peers on my development.
I had very real and candid conversations about where I wasn’t meeting expectations and what I would need to do before I could even consider taking steps into a new role. My leader let me know that I needed to become a rock star at what I was doing on the Sales and Service team. I gained a new appreciation for where I was at and for the work I was doing. I became an owner in my success, my team’s success, and the company’s success. I learned to utilize my strengths in what I was doing and I loved coming into work everyday. This was the point that I became ready for more and Clickstop delivered ten fold.
What makes Clickstop great is our values and the people that work here because of those values. It’s like no where else and it is all because of our commitment to our values as a whole.
What core value is easiest for you to live out, and which one do you struggle with?
Britni: Communicate Openly seems to be the one that resonates with me the most. You never have to be left wondering what I’m thinking. I have always been one to speak up no matter who or what is involved. At other organizations, this part of me wasn’t appreciated and I had such a hard time reconciling that. The moment I found a place that embraced that, I knew it was the right place for me.
Expect Greatness in Yourself and Inspire it in Others can sometimes be hard for me. I always expect the best out of myself, but my urgency can get in the way of my ability to inspire action in others vs forcing action.
What advice would you give others who want to embrace all the core values?
Britni: I think everything started to click for me when I really owned my part in our business. We all got hired here because we are fully capable of greatness. Hold yourselves accountable on all fronts. No one else can be held responsible to get you where you want to go. If you see something that isn’t right, speak up. If you have an idea, share it and then commit to making it happen. If you have lofty development goals, take the steps necessary to make them happen.
Britni’s manager, Kirsten Wennerstrom, was not surprised at her new Rock Star status. “She is an exemplary Clickstopper! Britni is fiercely passionate about living out our core values and code and holding others accountable to do the same. She is a true champion of all things Clickstop and it’s pretty awesome to have her on our team!”