If you could go back and change how you approached leading your team during the Covid-19 pandemic, what would you change? Would you change anything? In these unprecedented times, we are faced with many new uncertainties and challenges. As leaders, our teams are looking to us for guidance, communication, and encouragement, even when we aren’t entirely sure how to provide.
Fortunately, some companies have very intuitive leaders who can share with us the things that have worked for them in building up their teams during times of stress.
Today’s guest is Ward Nye, CEO of Martin Marietta, who will guide us in managing a very large scale corporation with increased communication, flexibility, and accessibility.
What We Talked About in This Episode:
● How Ward Nye Approached Management and Communication with a Large Scale Corporation
● Keeping Company Systems Robust and Capable
● Company Protocol and Efficiency During Covid
● Staying Accessible as a Leader
● When to Step Back and Refresh
● Communication vs. Micromanaging: Find the Balance
● The Importance of Flexibility
● Culture and Expectations
● Keeping the Nation Moving with Essential Workers
● The Resilience and Ingenuity of a Team During Challenges
● Efficiency Through Remote Employees
● Ward Nye’s Daily Rituals
About Our Guest:
Ward Nye is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Martin Marietta, a US-based S&P 500 company that supplies building materials, including aggregates, cement, ready-mixed concrete, and asphalt. Ward has served as Chairman of the Board since 2014, as President of Martin Marietta since 2006, and as Chief Executive Officer and a Director since 2010. Martin Marietta has about 9,000 employees across 400 locations.
To reach Ward Nye or contact someone within Martin Marietta, go to Martin Marietta’s website: www.martinmarietta.com
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