Leadership. We know it when we see it, yet it often remains difficult to describe. Although we have hundreds of definitions, most don’t quite capture the essence. So when we really want to characterize leadership, we inevitably point to a person. Here at Team Fishel, we often point to the late Jeff Keeler, our former Chairman and the kind of leader you might meet once in a lifetime.
When we think of Jeff, words like visionary, charismatic, dynamic and motivating come to mind. He demonstrated each of those qualities and all were tied to an unwavering belief in people – in their ability to achieve, succeed and win. That’s why we are all Teammates today. That’s why Team Fishel is a high performance organization. And those are the ideals reflected in the Jeff Keeler Leadership Academy (JKLA for short).
The Jeff Keeler Leadership Academy is an intense 15-month program designed to accelerate the personal, team, strategic and tactical leadership skills of Team Fishel’s future leaders. The unique program integrates classroom training, collaborative coaching and experiential learning assignments, all focused on the primary mission – to develop Operationally Integrated Leaders at all levels of the organization. These are the folks who will help our Teammates perform at their best every day and lead Team Fishel into the future.
We are pleased to announce the graduation of the JKLA Class of 2012! The class of 11 Teammates culminated the program with final presentations to Team Fishel’s Leadership Team at the April, 2012 Officer’s and Area Managers’ Meetings in Columbus, Ohio. We congratulate our newest JKLA graduates, extend best career wishes and look forward to experiencing their leadership for many years to come.
Leadership – you know it when you see it. We’re seeing it in these Teammates – big time!