Our Drexel journey is sure one hell of a ride. We have recently been informed we are the NATIONAL PRO DEALER OF THE YEAR.
Then we were like, hmmmm.. who do we bring to accept the award? Downtown group, store leaders… yeah… that’s great, but how do we bring the whole team? 10…UNSUNG HEROES… that sounded just perfect. They will come with me to accept the award. Our people. Our tribe. Our way. And we will celebrate like absolute rock stars.
Well how do we pick them? How about if each team member can nominate one person and tell us WHY they picked them… Sincere appreciation. Check. Teamwork. Check. Love. Check. Caring. Check. Serving. Check. #sowedidit
105 nominations poured into my e-mail over the course of a week. All departments nominating people from different departments. Different stores nominated other people from other stores. Like a tightly wound rope. Very. Strong. Raina got a vote for her passion to Blue Door. All very inspiring!
Someday we will begin to share these with all of you.
Ok… so now the challenge was how do we pick 10? I mean EVERY nomination deserved consideration!
Oh…and then it became EASY. Each winning nomination got not 1, not 2, but 3 or more nominations. Unreal! Simple!
Now… we got to thinking. These people CLEARLY mean a ton to what Drexel does.
You see, as Jon Gordon states,
A culture of greatness doesn’t happen by accident. It happens when a leader expects greatness and each person in the organization builds it, lives it, values it, reinforces it and fights for it.
our CULTURE OF GREATNESS.
So this is our chance to REALLY thank them. Chicago is gonna be great. But what else can we do.
$5,000 payroll bonus?
$1,000 to their favorite charity?
Now how to tell them how to do it?
Let’s do a blog post and as we inform them uniquely the world will share in their happiness as we post how we did it and their reaction.
Stay tuned. I’m in no rush… so it might take a bit.
This blog will tell the story.
I’ll update this as we go. If you have any ideas… how I can inform the HEROES… let me know!
I’VE GOT 10 GOLDEN TICKETS!
I FEEL LIKE WILLY WONKA! I’M SO EXCITED!
HERE ARE THE GOLDEN TICKET WINNERS SO FAR:
Below the celebratory “pie in your face”…that didn’t quite make the video. Dave VanDreese… our NEW Assistant Store Leader in Columbus.