Endeavor’s workforce is comprised of a multidimensional — and multigenerational — collection of professionals. With “baby boomers” working alongside “millennials,” understanding the strengths, weaknesses, and aspirations of each individual can make managing a team at Endeavor challenging. With a Flight Plan objective of “providing leadership training events based on Endeavor’s ‘Guiding Principles’ and ‘Foundation of Flight’,” more than 200 leads, supervisors, and managers from across Endeavor have begun descending upon Minneapolis for a two-day leadership training course called Leading@Endeavor.
Led by Dave Butler, CEO of The Vector Group, participants take part in personality profiling, gain tips of managing a multigenerational team, and discussing the importance of wellness programs. Prior to the training, each participant also completed a self-assessment — Strengths Finder 2.0 — which allowed the group to openly discuss what each managers strengths were and how they can use those to better lead their teams.
“It is so important for our managers to understand their strengths aren’t necessarily those of their team members,” said Jodie Douglas, VP of Human Resources. “By better understanding how our team members think, act, and work, our managers can better address the wide range of situations that come up on a daily basis.”
The first two of six Leading@Endeavor training events took place in November, with the other four scheduled to take place through the end of January.