Leaders Living Out Values

Leaders Living Out Values

Hello team. All right, so here we are. It is Monday, and you know what we do on Mondays.

So the year has begun, and we already had our very first leadership class. I’m truly blown away. We have like 27 people. It is by far the largest leadership course that we’ve taught in the last eight or 10 years. I’m excited to have so many people jumping on board. Wanting to be a part of what we’re doing and learn and grow. And become better versions of themselves than they maybe were in the past. That’s pretty exciting.

One of the other things that the leadership class has brought to my attention. Every year I post for them their first couple of assignments before we even begin. They fill out like a homework assignment. I got such great, I mean, amazing and great responses from those that took up this challenge. One of the things I noticed, across the board, there were a number of the individuals that are in the class this, students that are in the class this year, that mentioned this.

One of the reason that they want to be in this class is because of the way they’ve been treated by their fellow team members and their leaders.

They specifically mentioned on more than one occasion team leaders like Ryan Enos or John Drenner, the night coordinators. Or one of the leads like Miller or one of the other leads on our day shift, like Caleb Haggard. I am truly just, it brings a lot of joy to me when people are mentioning their leaders are the reason that they want to lead.

I had a number of people even mention Sonja. One in particular noticed that, he was asked to, I think it was he, I can’t even remember specifically because I read so much homework. I mean, I must have read probably a good 70 or 80 pages worth of homework from our staff.

But ultimately, one person mentioned Sonja that they were asked to stay over, and it was like on a Saturday, and Sonja happened to be in dispatch and was filling dispatch’s role. So they were like, well, if the director can come in on her day off, then sure, I can stay a little bit later and have a little bit longer shift. It’s that teamwork that makes Northwest Enforcement kind of special in that way. It’s what makes leadership kind of special in that way. It makes us growing special in that kind of way.

And so as we keep marching through January 2024, guys, I just want to say thank you. Thank you to the candidates for all of your honest feedback in your homework. I’m looking forward to the next 14 weeks with you. And for the rest of you, God bless you. It’s going to be an epic year, and I’m looking forward to it. So remember, be valuable because nothing less will do, and I will see you guys next week.