Name: Carey Rose Bailey
Title: CEO and President
Organisation: Northpoint Construction and Tower Services LLC
I am a Telecom career Professional with almost 25 years of working experience in my field . I have almost 30 years of
General Construction Management background which includes the 25 years in Telecom.
Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!
I hope Carey's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
Balance personalities of colleuges and bringing everyone together as a team
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
I was raised in the Construction Industry . Family ( on all sides) were high up in the unions . Materinal grandfather was a master electrician with the IBEW; Paternal grandfather helped to start Bethlehem Steel. Family also has a high ranking in the Freemasonry as well as serving in all branches of the US military. So, in general leadership is an inherited genetic trait.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
Mornings start at 4:20am. Coffee and yoga . work day is planned for each day - use of daily planners and Google reminders; at the end of each day there is time for reflection and preparation for the new business day. then there is some down time . Bedtime time around 10 each night
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
Proper communication and team skills is essential to making a business successful
5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?
A Healthy State of Panic by Farnoosh Torabi. This book focus on self-realization of fear in order to build wealth and "crush" your career and win at life
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Don't worry about being the best at everything. Learn new skills. Get the boots dirty - good leaders are those who have put in the sweat equity and learn what it is like to get the job done on the bottom level
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
There is not one single story ... Each day is a new story with its own opportunities and lessons that need to be learned.