Jeff Jensen attended our Tecum Capital 2018 CEO Summit and wrote the following to his Connecticut Electric employees upon his return:
Last week I was able to attend the First Annual Tecum CEO Summit in Pittsburgh, PA. As you know, Tecum is a key investor in CE.
The keynote speaker was excellent, so I want to pass on some of my notes.
Charlie Batch of the Pittsburgh Steelers spoke to us about some of the things he learned about leadership while preparing to become a leader with the Steelers organization, his community, family and other organizations.
As the back-up quarterback for the Steelers, there were many times when Charlie was passed over for starting QB. Still, he decided to do his best to get the starting QB prepared for the game. He worked behind the scenes to serve his team in an effort to maximize performance. While the TV camera did not capture him in his role to help his team, he was vital to helping the Steelers continue to be the amazing competitor people around the world know them to be.
Charlie focused on being ready, resilient, service focused, proactive, accountable, and humble. When his opportunity to start as quarterback occurred, he rose to that challenge and made key plays to assure success. He was always focused on being prepared for opportunities to serve and lead his team.
One other reason I wanted to share my notes with you is to also tell you about what I observed during the CEO Summit. Every member of the Tecum Team was doing the things that Charlie spoke about. They were prepared, resilient, service focused, proactive, humble, etc. I watched the Tecum Team run the extra mile as they served each of the participants with the goal of assuring we would have a great experience. I was inspired as I noticed how service focused the Tecum Team was, and that also made me feel additional gratitude for their investment and support for our CE Team.
As I traveled to the airport Friday, the taxi driver (who was wearing a Steelers jersey) told me that in our busy, information filled world we need to take time to stop and think about what is really important. So, I decided to make a little time to tell you about this amazing event. I also wanted you to know that the great things I saw in the Tecum Team are evident in the daily things I watch each of you do. Thank you for being ready, resilient, focused on our customers and service to one another, proactive, accountable, and humble.
I'm convinced that as we continue to focus on these important qualities, like Charlie and the Tecum Team, we will continue to have great success!
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