GREATER NEW ORLEANS EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION
May 1, 2012
MAY 8, 2012
NO BREAKFAST MEETING
“EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR” BANQUET
As most of you know, GNOEA will be holding our “Executive of the Year” banquet on May 8, 2012 at the Southern Yacht Club starting with cocktails at 6:00 pm. This banquet is the only event we have to recognize one of our own for not only his or her service to GNOEA, but to the community. Which are why, the officers & board members has issued a mandatory assessment fee of $65.00 to each member, whether they attend or not.
The banquet will begin with cocktails from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The bar was a cash bar, but Honorary Member, Jerry Groetsch has generously volunteered to pay for the cocktail hour, which we really appreciate. Thank you Jerry!
Today our program was a Round Table discussion on “Leadership”. We asked our members to discuss a few questions on how to select leaders in their businesses.
Here are the results:
What are the qualities you look for in employees for leadership? Someone able to think for themselves, self-starters, understand consequences of their actions, willingness to take responsibility, motivator of others, natural personality to communicate.
What qualities do you stay away from for leaders in your business? Someone who thinks in the past, stay away from huge egos, someone who has a lack of loyalty, complainers, someone only there 9 to 5.
How do you get someone you know would be a good leader to step up to the challenge? Foster confidence in candidate, incentives, provide training, assign responsibilities, give opportunities, step back & let it happen, give a push.
How do you remove someone from leadership that is a good employee, but not a good leader? Communication to discuss alternative position, discuss in mutual agreement, fire the employee.
PROPSECT FOR MEMBERSHIP
Timothy Scott, Fisher & Phillips is currently going through our membership process. If approved, he will share a dual membership with Michael Mitchell, Fisher & Phillips under the classification of “Attorney/Labor”.
Mr. Scott has one more meeting to attend, so please take a few minutes at the next breakfast meeting to meet him.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, May 22nd, immediately following the breakfast meeting at the Ralph’s on the Park. All Board Members and Committee Chairman should attend. All members are welcome.
If you know of someone who is the owner, principal, or upper management (national companies only) of one or more of these Open Classifications, please give that name to the Membership Committee or invite them to a Tuesday morning breakfast. If you invite them to a breakfast meeting, please give the name and other information to either the President or Susan prior meeting.
Below please find a list of open classifications:
Aircraft Sales & Service
Appliance Sales and Service
Audiologist & Hearing
Commercial Window Treatment
Country Club / Golf Course
Direct Mail Advertising
Equipment – Rental
Internet Search Engine Optimization
Painting, Residential / Light Commercial
Real Estate – Commercial
Sign & Banner
Wine & Liquors
May 8, 2012 “Executive of the Year” Banquet – Southern Yacht Club – No Morning Meeting.
May 15, 2012 Charlie Eshleman, Gillis, Ellis & Baker – Ralph’s on the Park
May 22, 2012 William H. Costelloe, Ph.D., President, Costelloe & Associates Inc., – Conducts pre-employment assessments, team building workshops and employee opinion survey research. – Ralph’s on the Park. Board of Director’s Meeting – Ralph’s on the Park.
May 29, 2012 Memorial Day Holiday – No Breakfast Meeting
June 5, 2012 Visitation – Charlotte Binnings, Town & Country Travel
June 12, 2012 Vince Gremillion, Restech Information Service, Inc. – Ralph’s on the Park