Get to Know ME with Bob Graham

Motivation Excellence

It’s time to Get to Know ME with our VP, Client &Technology Services, Bob Graham, this month. It’s the perfect month too, as it’s his birthday and he loves Thanksgiving! Read below to learn about Bob’s work motivation and philosophy on integrity. Thanks Bob!

What’s your title and how long have you been at Motivation Excellence?

VP, Client and Technology Solutions, and I’ve been here 20 years. 

What does your job entail?

Understanding all the great talents and resources Motivation Excellence has to apply toward clients’ business needs and using those to develop solutions to accomplish them. The other aspect is helping our team members to grow in their positions, overcome the unexpected and enjoy their work life. Having fun sprinkled in helps.

What’s something special about working at Motivation Excellence that you’d like to share?

Being part of a group of people who enjoy what they do, are good at it and are dedicated to giving Motivation Excellence’s best to each client. Creativity, flexibility and developing solutions that address each clients’ needs keeps the day to day fresh and stimulating. I also feel fortunate the company is focused on community, charity and the wellbeing of its employees.

What motivates you to accomplish things in your life?

I am competitive and I want us to be the best at whatever we are doing. At Motivation Excellence, that means giving each opportunity our best every day. Away from work, it is enjoying our family and friends. 

What do you enjoy doing outside work?

Anything outside. 

What have you done that helped you get through the pandemic?

Staying busy, enjoying the outdoors, more time with family. Fortunately, at work we were already set up for remote working before this happened, so that was not a stressful transition, which made things a lot easier.

What is the most unusual job you’ve ever had?

This is a weird answer. Working in this industry is a thousand jobs within a job. We get the honor to work with every industry, many, many companies and create many, many solutions that can better a lot of people’s lives. It is fascinating to see how each company operates, their issues and working with them to improve their business.

This month, our theme for social media is Integrity. What does integrity mean to you?

For me, it is a high goal to focus on. We have choices hundreds of times a day and each action accumulates to create a level of integrity. It is doing the right things in the right way, through caring, personal attention, empathy, and a moral compass.

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