Last week, we introduced ½ of our Promote A Winning Team Spirit award recipient, Phil Kramer. This week, our focus turns to the other half, Brad Droste.
A Great Team
Great teams are a collection of individuals working towards a shared goal. At Clickstop, we believe we have a great team. Our Fastest Growing Companies and Coolest Places to Work awards support that argument. But success doesn’t come without failures.
We acknowledge that we aren’t a perfect business. We take risks. Sometimes we succeed, and sometimes we fail. The important thing is not to shy away from the risk for fear of failure. Failure can indeed cripple, but failure can also liberate. No longer fearing what might come of things, but knowing that, after having tried, you are better for it.
There are teammates that are keenly aware of this reality. They decide to speak up and encourage as we move towards our big ideas and lofty goals. We feel vulnerable and uncomfortable when we step out into unfamiliar territory or when we have sought to achieve something and failed. Finding encouragement amid failure can be the difference between a crippling or liberating experience.
A Great Teammate
Brad Droste is one these teammates. You feel Brad’s energy behind his work. He works hard to produce a smile in others, and he does this by being aware of the customer’s needs, internally and externally. The feelings that arose from yesterday’s successes can quickly vanish with today’s failures. Sometimes, what people need is the affirmation of having done a good job. Others need to know that their failures don’t define them. For Brad, it’s about doing the right thing, and the right thing for Brad is to take care of people.
We are a better team because of Brad. Let’s take a moment to hear from him.
What is your role at Clickstop?
Inside Sales & Good team member
How long have you worked here?
2 ½ years
What brought you to Clickstop and why is it such a good fit for you?
The balance between work and home life brought me here. What I’ve experienced is that I’m a part of a company, and a team, that supports one another in ways I never thought happened in larger businesses. There are countless opportunities for growth. And I enjoy that our work is self directed in the sense that you work at your own pace, and attach your own personality to your work.
How do you relate to this core value?
I have always put others before myself. I figure if you are doing the right things, people will genuinely recognize it. If I see a teammate struggling I offer assistance or advice. I have a CAN DO attitude and do whats in the best interest of the team and company while keeping personal objectives and goals to myself.
What advice would you give to others who want to embrace this core value?
Don’t be selfish! Keep an open mind and encourage and help others to succeed. If you hear someone believing there isn’t an option, provide them with one they may not have thought of.
When do you feel truly “alive” at work?
When Chef Zach cooks breakfast 😊 Just kidding. I always try and keep a positive attitude at work regardless of when it is. Getting a large sale with great margins really lights my fire though! Hearing success stories from others as well.
What small gesture from a coworker made a big impact on you?
A smile back from anyone says it all and they are free 😊
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
Positivity really is infectious. Good moods can directly affect someone positively that may not be having a good day.
What can we find you doing when you’re not at work?
I spend a lot of time and money allowing my 2 daughters to chase their dreams and sports activities such as Club Volleyball. With my personal time, I enjoy Golfing and Fishing.
Cats or Dogs?
I am a dog lover at heart and used to field trial train Labradors with my father years ago. We had at least 3 dogs of our own at all times, and up to 3 others we were training.