Decisiveness requires courage, humility, curiosity, and objectivity. It’s an exploration that produces timely and effective action.
Dane Denker exemplified this during Q3. In taking a strategic and objective approach to his work, he is setting aside emotion and helping to determine appropriate courses of action. This has been impactful within key manufacturing projects.
Identify the Target and Create Focus
He stops to ask great questions and challenge direction if not clearly aligning with end goals. While supporting safety and efficiency within manufacturing processes, he has demonstrated decisiveness on floor layouts, materials, and equipment. This has been done by maintaining a focus on the goal of providing a quality product for our customers.
He also contributed production support in manufacturing because we were shorthanded and had orders to fulfill. Additionally, as Certificates of Conformity are requested, he is supporting the brand promise through prompt communication with the sales team. All of this is only possible because he separates what must be done well now, and what can be improved later, while wisely articulating the value of each.
His decisiveness was also on display during the Derecho. The oversight of safety procedures is no longer a primary responsibility of his, but on the day of the Derecho, Dane tasked himself with getting ahold of team members onsite. Then he communicated with his manager and other leaders to ensure they knew what was happening. He saw what needed to be done, acted, and communicated calmly and decisively.
Dane, your decisiveness is helping us improve and grow. We are pleased to recognize you as our Q3 ‘Decisive’ award winner. Well done!
What is your role at Clickstop?
Sr. Quality Specialist
How long have you worked at Clickstop?
What effect has this recognition had upon you?
It’s encouraging. There have been a lot of things going on in a crazy year and to be recognized during it is an honor.
How have the behaviors within this Core Trait impacted your performance?
They have impacted my performance by allowing me to drive things to action. Seeing what needs to be done in order to get where we are going and then doing the work to get there.
How have you taken ownership of your growth?
By seeing things that need done and addressing them. Continuing to look for ways to learn and people to learn from.
Who has helped to challenge and inspire your growth during your Clickstop journey?
Allen. Since joining the purchasing team Allen has done a great job of pushing me to take the work, own it and drive it forward.
What message do you have for your team members?
You are the one in control every day, you decide how the day will go.
If you had to work but didn’t need the money, what would you choose to do?
Philosopher? Something where I get paid to talk about ideas with people.
If you could be a member of any tv-sitcom family / group of friends, which would it be?
Friends, the office, or scrubs
What would be the best thing about not having a sense of smell?
I would imagine I would be more willing to eat certain foods. This would probably lead to healthier food decisions for me.
If you could ask your pet 3 questions, what would they be?
- Do you think about your purpose in life?
- What is your awareness of other animals and their interactions with each other?
- What do I do that you hate?