Leaders in Action - Brandy Burge Executive Supervisor
18th July 2016
(submitted by Carol Cooper, Executive Sales Director)
I’m delighted to congratulate Brandy Burge on promoting out her fourth Supervisor from her central group, earning her promotion to Executive Supervisor – only the fourth person in the history of the company to achieve this!
Brandy has always been a pioneer in terms of her willingness and ability to adopt new methods and technologies to promote her business – she has definitely boldly gone where none of us have gone before – or at least, she’s done it a lot better than anyone has managed so far! In particular, she has used her web presence, including Facebook, to build her team at an astonishing rate over the last 6 months or so, and then to inspire her new team members to build their own teams.
With that sort of success come new challenges, and Brandy has risen to them. When your team experiences such explosive growth you have to develop new methods of training and supporting them, and she’s put a lot of hard work into developing training systems and materials to enable her to manage the new folks recruited by herself and her dynamic new team members.
Those of us who were at convention in January will remember Dana Phillips putting her on the spot at the awards reception and asking her how many Supervisors she was going to promote out this year, and I believe she said ‘five’. I know I thought that was going to be a bit of a stretch, but she’s now over half way to that goal, with half the year left!
The true measure of a leader is whether they manage to inspire others to follow in their path – to quote Ralph Nader, “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers”
I think Brandy has certainly proven her qualities as a leader, and I wish her every success in continuing to nurture and grow her team. Next step – Sales Director?
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