Members learn leadership lessons at Mid-Atlantic event
Monday, June 24, 2013
Posted by: Barbara Francella
than 100 Network of Executive Women members learned valuable leadership
strategies at the NEW Mid-Atlantic spring networking event, June 19, 2013, at
the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel in Silver Spring, Md.
U.S. Army Brigadier General Becky Halstead, founder of Steadfast Leadership LLC,
shared personal insights on how best to train and develop a high-performing,
complex and diverse team.
on the event’s core message, "The first person to lead is you,” Halstead emphasized
self-awareness as an asset to leadership. "The only thing
you can control in life is your attitude,” Halstead said.
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the effectiveness of team members, rather than the overall efficiency of the
team, is another key leadership skill. You "need to keep faces on the data,”
Halstead said, noting that encouraging others can infuse them with energy.
openness, and a willingness to learn, is necessary. "Even a lousy day will
teach you something,” she noted,
who served 27 years in the U.S. Army, told NEW members "the best of you is
ahead of you — but you need to lead yourself there.”
organizations donated gift baskets for the event: EMD Sales, Harris Teeter,
McCormick & Company Inc., Staples, which also donated a tablet, and Giant
Foods, which also contributed several gift cards.
sending large delegations to the event included Acosta Sales & Marketing,
Altria, McCormick & Company Inc. and Safeway Inc.
USA colleagues Billye Pounds, Margaret Davis, Felis Andrade
and Jeanine Jones
networked at the NEW Mid-Atlantic spring event.