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Jeffrey Brown

I believe my greatest leadership strength is the ability to motivate subordinates. I have found that I must constantly adapt my methods to accommodate the diverse range of operators I work with. Cultural and generational and personal differences can make the process challenging. There is no blanket method to getting through to the entire team as individuals. Not all of them are self motivated to the degree necessary that they don’t need to be pushed. The carrot and the stick works for some and leading them by example may work for others. The ability to adapt to the situation and motivate the team members can sometimes be a challenge.