- Use a fitness tracker – I find my fitness tracker is a great way to motivate me for those long runs. When you can get your daily 10,000 steps just from your morning run, then you know your day is off to a good start!
- Join a social community like Well where you can compete with friends or coworkers for steps challenges and other bragging rights.
Twice a year, Daxko hosts a day of activity called Impact Day, where the entire company volunteers their time to help different communities and local organizations.
The Atlanta team switches off by attending one Impact Day in Birmingham, and one in Atlanta. This year the Daxlanta team chose to help out the Chattahoochee Nature Center for the day.
What’s the Chattahoochee Nature Center you say? Here is some interesting info that was shared with us:
- The Unity Garden was started in 2009
- Since 2009 they have provided over 16 tons of produce to the Food Pantry at North Fulton Community Charities
- The garden yields an average of 8,000 pounds of food donated annually
- The center spans 127 acres, 5 woodland trails, and 3 ponds
- Over 40,000 students and 100,000 visitors visit annually
The Daxko Nation Spotlight highlights the character and varied interests of Daxko Team Members outside of the office. Check out some of the ways members of the Daxko Nation are engaging with their communities.
Please, introduce yourself!
Barbara (Barb) S., Event Master
Tell us about some of the things you do when you’re not at work
I serve on the board for PFLAG Birmingham. I also help run a lot of their events in the community, including fundraisers, support meetings, and advocacy & outreach efforts.
If you had to choose three words to describe these volunteer activities, what would they be?
Rewarding, rooted (in the community), and (ALWAYS) a blast!
One thing I love about working at Daxko is our generous professional development budget. This year I set my sight on Disney Institute’s Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence after hearing glowing reviews from other Daxko Disney Institute alumni. It did not disappoint!
A few of the things that stuck with me from my course:
- Overmanaging. Disney overmanages certain aspects of their business that other companies undermanage or ignore. It’s what distinguishes them from others and results in the exceptional experience for all of their guests. Read more about overmanaging vs. micromanaging.
- Organizational values aren’t just a “nice to have” . Instead, they are the guiding force of the organization and impact its long-term success. If a leader hasn’t proactively determined those values, the rest of the company will. And you make not like them.
- You’re being watched. Not exactly in a stalker sort of way, but not too far off. As a leader, your behavior sends a crystal clear message to everyone about what you value and what you don’t. What message are you sending in what you say and what you do?
What do you agree with above? Any thoughts from other Disney Institute alumni?