Brig. Gen. Halstead offers leadership lessons
Friday, November 13, 2015
Posted by: Rufino Cabang
Carmen Fahrenthold of PepsiCo, Erica
Martindale of Saputo Dairy Foods
and Rhonda Crenshaw of Kroger at the
North Texas event.
"Success is a team
effort," retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Becky Halstead told more than
100 industry professionals at the NEW North Texas fall learning event, Nov. 10,
2015 at Addison Conference Centre. The occasion also marked the region's
Halstead, founder of
STEADFAST Leadership, stressed the value of diversity and integrity in team
members and their leaders. By leading ourselves to be better people we become
better bosses and better teammates, she said. "It all starts with you. Leadership
is a choice. Lead yourself!"
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question the status quo and dig deep for answers. Grabbing an example from her
own experience, she said, the amount of critical fuel supplies available for
battle may appear sufficient, but the fuel may not be distributed in the right
places in the right amount. "Ask for the information beyond the numbers,"
The most successful
leaders cultivate a sense of purpose, she said. "Make a difference. Leave
a legacy," Halstead urged NEW members. When she retired from the military,
she "left on a high and felt empowered and ready to make a difference."
It's Time to celebrate
The region celebrated
its 10-year anniversary with a slide show highlighting its industry and
outreach events and leadership lessons learned along the way.
NEW North Texas
Co-Chair, Programming Carrie Wilson of Mass Mutual Financial Group was honored with
the region's Best of the Best award for her exceptional service.
"There are so many teams of people working on the NEW mission –
and such great women, all of you," Wilson told the crowd. "I am
grateful for the warmth and friendship you have offered to me along the
way.Thank you for the opportunity to join you."
Companies sending large
delegations to the event include Altria, CROSSMARK, Frito-Lay, PepsiCo Inc.,
Tetra Pak USA and The Kroger Co.