“I think TEC has made me a more mature leader, with a better understanding of my values, and one thing it’s done is help me ask the right questions. I don’t always have the right answers, or even always have the right information, but I’m much better at knowing what I need to ask for.”
Linda Allen-Hardisty has made a vibrant career out of helping leaders enhance their own abilities through her consulting practice. In 2016, Linda launched TEC Canada’s first business group in Saskatchewan.
“The single biggest thing I’ve learned,” says Andrew Oland, Moosehead’s president and CEO, “is that family businesses are making decisions for the long term. It’s all about longevity.”
“The number one thing I learned was how to look myself in the mirror and be honest with and assess myself as a leader. Putting into practice that one lesson is what turned around our company culture. Becoming a more effective leader changed our business and now I’m fostering leadership in my people,” says Mr. Audia.
“We want to be different, to be the best,” Mr. Horne says of both how his team deals with client needs, and the company’s larger strategic plan. “We’re trying to challenge conventional thought and not accept the status quo.”
“I have a theory that you can’t live long enough to make all the mistakes yourself. It’s wonderful to get together as a group and use each other’s ideas and thoughts. Soon enough you come across an issue that one of your fellow TEC members has already dealt with,” said Ms. Scott.
Mr. Meggy attributes the growth to both business savvy as well as a strong corporate culture, which includes treating employees well. That, he says, translates into a stronger business operation and, in turn, happy, returning customers.