Monday Morning Meet Your Leaders – Steve Heisman
1. What is one of the most important qualities of a great leader?
One of the most important qualities of a great leader is the ability to recognize the value of each team member and to acknowledge that their success is your success, and you probably wouldn’t have much success without them. Showing that you respect the skills, knowledge, and contribution each team member makes, asking for their input and involving them in the decision-making process helps make everyone feel part of the big picture and builds trust.
2. How does your organization take our community to the next level?
The past couple of years have been a time of extreme growth for HABcore in that we have added a new component which takes our services to the next level. In the past, HABcore primarily served special needs individuals, but we now also house over 60 families with 110 children. Through the implementation of our Strengthening Families program, we focus not only on stably housing the family, but improving their finances, health, parenting skills, and the children’s school performances. We are excited to be adding a Supportive Employment program soon to further help improve the families’ incomes.
3. What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
Unfortunately, my mind is refusing to listen to my body and my two favorite activities are still playing softball and attending metal concerts (I notice I seem to be the only person stretching before he enters the mosh pit).
4. What is your favorite food/recipe and why?
My favorite food is a broiled Brazilian lobster tail, which is why I am super excited that Bahrs Landing is sponsoring HABcore every Monday in October… I am just going to have to show my support for HABcore by eating it four times that month.