We promote strong leadership by empowering our team members and encouraging them to reach their fullest potential. Our shift leaders work hard and they were surprised with a fun retreat along with continued leadership training exercises.
The shift leaders had no idea what the day would bring, their only clue was a cryptic riddle… which lead them first to Pinot’s Pallet! We broke the ice with a pet painting and most everyone took creative liberties from the initial direction. Not surprising, since those creative minds are part of what put these individuals in leadership positions.
Our next stop via Spot’s party bus transportation was AVI sea bar inside the historic Broadview hotel. The Ghost Tours of Kansas kicked off lunch with a spooky tale of the spirit of Clarence, who is believed to still haunt the hotel after a murder/suicide back in 1929. Eek!
During lunch our hospital Director, Dr. Lofgreen reinforced our hospital mission with the team. “Our mission is to provide the highest level of specialty and 24-hour emergency care with compassionate treatment tailored to the client and their pet. We partner with area practitioners to deliver advanced veterinary diagnostics and services that are not otherwise available in our community.”
Next, our Director of Business Development, Lisa Hall, went through workbook exercises from John Maxwell’s The Law of the Lid. Basically, this law states that how well you lead determines how effective you are. The lower your ability to lead, the lower the lid on your potential. The higher your ability to lead, the higher the lid on your potential. By focusing on our employee’s, we increase our organization’s effectiveness and continue to strive toward excellence in every aspect of our veterinary practice.
With training complete, we ended our team building extravaganza with rolled ice-cream from Wichita’s new 8degree’s below creamery. We thank our shift leaders and our entire staff for living our mission statement and demonstrating its core values 24 hours, every day.