It is Winning with Women Wednesday and MILSPRAY’s VP of Administrative Operations, Chantel Robinson would like to share with you four tips to becoming a great leader.
1. Find A Tribe! Surround yourself with positive and amazing people. Invite and engage people who are where you want to be or those who inspire you. Seek out those thought leaders that elevate your level of greatness and challenge your thinking and stretch you beyond your comfort zone.
2. Stop The Incoming Noise! Eliminate negative thoughts, energy and conversations into your space. Always be a student of life, and respect every opportunity. Always ask and answer the question, how can I go higher and live greater? Turn off the radio or the TV and listen to a motivational speaker. Monitor your gates: ears – what you hear and eyes – what you read or see. Spend time reading, learning and growing. Become a student of successful people. Study their habits and teachings.
3. Be Authentic! Shakespeare said, “to thine ownself be true”. Be true to who you are and the value you bring. Do not apologize for being confident, strong and uniquely brilliant at what you do.
4. Pay It Forward! The late great Poet Maya Angelou said, “when you learn, teach and when you get, give”! Pay it forward and give back by coaching and mentoring the next generation of leaders. Volunteer your time to a local tutoring organization or community center where you can give back. Take a look inside your professional and personal community for those who can benefit from your experiences and knowledge.
Chantel Robinson has years of leadership experience in marketing, project management and brand development. Since joining the company in 2011, she has increased MILSPRAY’s exposure within the Department of Defense while leading technology demonstrations at the Pentagon, the Army Rapid Equipping Forces (REF), the US Marine Corps Expeditionary Forward Operating Base (Ex-FOB) and other high profile military events. Under her leadership, MILSPRAY secured its first contract with the US Army for corrosion prevention and control services and formed numerous teaming arrangements with strategic partners to pursue multiple IDIQ contracts.
In August 2014, Robinson was promoted to Vice President of Administrative Operations with responsibility for Human Resources, Marketing and Communications for MILSPRAY. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in International Business from Seton Hall University.