Consistent Performance Is Key
I was blessed to have watched both of my late parents at work. My father was a supervisor of several hundred postal service workers in Charleston, W.Va. His common sense and fairness to others was amazing. I was told he could dress you up and down without you even realizing it. He was goal oriented but also knew how to work with individuals to make an organization function smoothly.
My mother worked during an era when women stayed home. She was a director of workmen's compensation for the state of West Virginia. She managed a staff during the day, and managed four children and a husband at night. My blessed parents were management role models. Without directly discussing the subject with me, they taught me how to manage others.
In summary, I arrive to work each day ready to give a consistent performance. Think about your work performance, and strive to give it your best each day. You will drive home with a good feeling knowing you gave it your best and, trust me, others will notice.
F. Duke Haddad, EdD, CFRE, is currently associate director of development, director of capital campaigns and director of corporate development for The Salvation Army Indiana Division in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition, he is also president of Duke Haddad and Associates, LLC, and freelance instructor for Nonprofit Web Advisor.
He has been a contributing author to NonProfit PRO for the past 13 years.
He received his doctorate degree from West Virginia University with an emphasis on education administration, master’s degree from Marshall University with an emphasis in public administration and a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University in business administration, with an emphasis in marketing/management. He has also done post graduate work at the University of Louisville.