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Culture Features Miller Family Message November/December 2021

Enriching Lives through Leadership

Miller Family Message by Greg Miller

This year, we celebrate employment milestones of nearly 300 associates marking one, two, three, and even four decades of service at the Larry H. Miller Group. It says a lot about a company when its employees are willing to spend decades of their lives working for the same company. I am grateful for the dedication, service, and loyalty of each associate and recognize how important you are to the success of our organization. 

Your leadership, hard work, and stewardship continue to enrich lives and strengthen our culture of excellence. Leadership is an individual’s ability to influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute to organizational success. Influential leaders use their authority to produce results that enrich lives, and every employee has a chance to lead, whether in the workplace, at home or in the community. 

I’d like to highlight a few leadership attributes that can increase our ability to enrich lives:

Humility – There is always someone smarter, faster, or better at their skillset out there somewhere. If we are arrogant enough to believe that we are at the pinnacle of our success, we probably are. 

When speaking of the organization’s growth, my dad often said, “I don’t mind getting big, but I never want to act big.” He stayed humble throughout his life. He wore a $100 watch and free tennis shoes. For years, his daily driver was a car built in 1963. There is a lesson here for all of us: stay humble.

One of Larry’s mottos was “I don’t mind getting big. I just want to act big.” Here he’s seen shopping for groceries for his mother.

Service – Leadership involves serving those you lead and demonstrating a clear interest in their success. Service also relates to opportunities to create goodwill and enrich the lives of others by seeking, finding, and filling unmet needs in the community.

Respect – As success comes, we must continue to demonstrate respect on all levels, from the foundation of the organization to those who give their time, talents, and energy to help us achieve our objectives, and to our guests and customers who choose to spend their hard-earned money with us. Respect also extends to our competition, our families, and ourselves.

Be Inspiring – Imagine the impact on the performance of your team and the organization if you could inspire every member to improve their performance even one percent. The compounding effect would be amazing! Inspiring others around you to be better is one of the most significant responsibilities of a leader, and few bring greater satisfaction or more significant results than helping others realize personal growth and development.

We are experiencing an exceptional era in our company’s history, and I am grateful you are here to participate and make an impact. Your collective contributions over these many years have not gone unnoticed. Because of you and your steadfast commitment to our customers, to each other, and to our family, we live up to our company’s vision to be the best place in town to work and the best place in town to do business. 

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