March 30, 2021
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives.
In Episode 37, LeRoy Dennison discusses how crucial first impressions are, how we should show value to the people in our organizations, and shares advice about supporting direct reports with the annual performance review process.
01:23 Prologue: A Lifelong Learner and Steward
After more than 22 years serving in the U.S. Coast Guard and about a decade working at Apple Inc. as a Senior Manager, LeRoy volunteers his time to protecting, preserving, and supporting the Alafia River State Park. LeRoy is the President & Secretary of Friends of Alafia, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the environment while providing resource-based recreational opportunities to the public.
06:22 Part 1: First Impressions
When meeting someone for the first time, the First impressions can have a lasting effect. LeRoy shares something his mother explained about first impressions.
06:22 Part 2: Valuing Others
LeRoy shares a story about his commanding officer in the Coast Guard. Regardless of career level, LeRoy illustrates how we can value the people in our organizations.
14:43 Part 3: Life Happens
LeRoy shares advice about preparing direct reports for annual performance reviews. Also, he encourages us to recognize that our personal experiences can affect our work.
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You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements.
00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov
01:04 Happy & Fun Big Beat by pinkzebra
06:08 Jazzy Swinging by _Blacksmith_
14:26 The Jazz Piano by TexasBrother
20:50 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia
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