While on a business trip in Houston I met a marvelous Uber driver named Kari.
I asked her how business was the last six months and her reply stunned me. She said she’s been driving for three years and she’s worked harder the last six than she ever has. Her reply when I asked ‘why’ is that many drivers were taking PPP checks instead of driving. As a leader, what would you give to have a team folks like Kari?
Here are the lessons I was reminded of by the converation with this Uber driver:
I know that experience, skills, knowledge, passion, etc. is important, but reflecting on the last six months:
I believe the last six months has been a business accelerator. Meaning, 1. we’ve been forced to look hard at what our highest value activity is for clients and 2. refocus on selling it and delivering it in new ways, but more importantly, 3. growing as a person at the same time rather than remaining unchanged by the sharp reminder of what’s most important in business – character.