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The Skill I Needed At My First Promotion - Barb Buchman, Task Lighting

Oct 11, 2017 4:34:09 PM

Logo_tasklighting.jpgThe business skill I wish I had for my first promotion was how to be an effective leader to build a high-performing team.

For those like me who take on a managerial role while still relatively young, it is important to know how to effectively work with your team to achieve your goals. You could be in a position where many on your team have been there much longer than you, and yet you are the leader. I learned quickly that there are many ways to accomplish a goal, and it was not always the path I had envisioned.

Listen to the experience and ideas of those on your team, especially if they have done their jobs for a while. Learn from them, as you also incorporate your ideas into the mix. You may find that when you question why something is done a certain way, the response is “we’ve always done it that way” versus a compelling answer. That's when you need the skills to respectfully challenge that position to arrive at a productive outcome.

Why is it important for Task Lighting to Sponsor NEXTgen 2017?

Task Lighting has chosen to sponsor the NextGen event because our roots began in the kitchen/bath dealer network.  We want to give back to the future of those who helped us get to where we are today. 

This is such a vibrant industry and we want to do all we can to encourage its continued growth and prosperity.  Bringing the next generation into an event that prepares them to own a business is a way to ensure that growth and success continue for all.  We are thankful for the support that our current customers have provided us and want to be here to assist the next generation of owners with great products and services to meet their clients' needs.

Task Lighting is an industry leader in both LED Lighting and the Patented Angled Power Strip (below).  Our complete line of products provides both style and function to meet the demands of consumers in today’s marketplace.  

As a pioneer in the LED lighting category, we know what it takes to build quality fixtures that will provide years of flawless performance for customers. The patented Angled Power Strip delivers unmatched solutions for providing power to all the places where it is demanded in today’s tech world. 

We know that time is a valuable resource for today’s kitchen and bath dealer professional. Our quality products and premium service will guarantee your satisfaction the first time, making us an ideal partner for your business.   All orders are custom built and typically ship within three-to-five business days from our central Nebraska factory, proudly made in the USA. 

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