There is more than one reason that a Rock Star is created, but ultimately, it’s about the music. The music of a Clickstop Rock Star is their ability to engage with, live out and instill the Core Values into others. At Clickstop, we recognize our Rock Star because the quality of their music has created a significantly positive impact.
Grant Wanninger embodies our values. He seeks great results and creates expectations for his team through which they’re achieved. Setting clear expectations requires a clear understanding of where you need to go. Whether it’s directly related to the values, or the skills necessary for growth, Grant seeks to bring clarity to what’s going well and what needs to be improved upon.
Grant also seeks and delivers clarity to the vision of his team. This is a continuous work and takes great communication within and around the team. The alternative is to just ride the waves of change and hold on. This may work for a while, but it’s not sustainable. It’s too isolated on oneself. Grant is in tune with his team and is concerned with their engagement. He has created a thriving, successful and autonomous Purchasing team accomplished through great execution of the Why and the What.
2018 has been a year of growth for Clickstop. We have learned a lot about what we are doing well and where we can improve. Grant has supported this growth by holding himself and multiple team members accountable to clear, open and honest communication. Clickstop is pleased to recognize Grant as our Q3 2018 Rock Star. Well done, Grant!
What is your role at Clickstop?
Director of Purchasing
Why do you work at Clickstop?
There is a chance every day to make an impact on the future success of Clickstop and the risk of failure is allowed in our environment. We expect the best of every individual and through our vision we are allowed to make great things happen.
How long have you worked here?
How has working at Clickstop changed you as a person?
I have realized that people can have a successful career and not at the expense of time away from family.
What’s the best thing about you?
Commitment I make to my family. My family is everything to me and I wouldn’t be where I am without their support.
What makes you feel accomplished, and why?
Watching co-workers complete tasks/projects they did not think were possible. The most rewarding part of the job is to see individuals working autonomously and growing as a Clickstopper every day.
What core value is the easiest for you to live out and why?
Think Big and Make It Happen. I feel my biggest impact is to think strategically, and the best part is watching a strategy become reality through hard work and collaboration.
What core value is the hardest for you to live out and why?
Communicate Openly With Confidence and Respect. We are a fast-moving company. I know I need to continue to get better at finding efficient ways to communicate to all necessary parties.
What’s the most important piece of advice you’d give others wanting to make a big impact at Clickstop?
Whatever you do, do it with passion.
What can we find you doing when you’re not at work?
Coaching my kids.
If you could go back in time, where would you travel to?
When Mohammed Ali beat Sonny Liston to win the heavyweight title for the first time.