defn: Leadership-the ability to guide, direct, or influence poeple.
defn: Craftsmanship-somebody who proforms with great skills and expertise.
True leaders deliver performance that is durable, that unifies staff, and treats them fairly. Leaders are intrinsically motivated to improve oneself and their organizations. True leadership is creating environments where excellence in performance becomes inevitable.
I have seen this environment where excellence in performance is given each and every day. You can hear it in the receptionist; her smile is given over the phone. You can feel it in the post card; reaching out a helping hand. You can see it the habits; creating power not by fame, but power in true service.
The leader of this environment is Linda Craft and along with her team, they create an environment where excellence in performance is inevitable. Linda fosters a spirit of teamwork that is critical to any organization’s success. And a key element is trust. Trust for the leader and trust for each other. Her team works at the speed of trust.
Success is a very personal thing, but I think most people would agree that true success is about being fulfilled in LIFE. And, I feel there would be no greater feeling to look back toward the end of your career with a “smile in your heart” knowing that you made a positive difference in the lives of others.
Linda Craft and her team have made a difference in my life and I am sure whenever they decide to look back, they will smile.