Boosting The Morale Of A Boss

Posted on April 2, 2014 by - Also by this author

I have so much to say this week that my head is swimming. With so much to write about, I am taking this week off and reprinting an unsolicited recommendation placed on my Linked-In page by an employee. I want to preface it with the fact that we never spoke about it. I was notified by Linked-In via email at the time he posted it. I was surprised. More importantly, I was honored that an employee would think so highly of me. I think any “boss” would be honored to have such comments written about them. A public thanks to Greg Clemens for the statement below that appear exactly as written:
“While serving The Limousine Scene as Field Operations Supervisor and Off-site Dispatcher, I reported directly to Jim and as a Driver/Chauffeur, I've been his employee for more than eight years .

“Mr. Luff is continually successful in this enterprise because he elevates several plates and ball simultaneously. His marketing of services reaches deep into the community. I've been in a company van in some oil field 25 miles from the nearest recognizable intersection and had an oil engineer wave me over to ask how Jim Luff is doing. There is no Civic, Charitable or Governmental organization that doesn't use his Company's services.  He is an articulate and skilled negotiator, creating long-standing contracts that serve all parties.

“So much of the day-to-day implementation is Operations. In my time with the Company, I've seen his successes with the region's big event, the Bakersfield Business Conference and large but more private occasions requiring every available Livery vehicle from the area and some from Los Angeles, as well. He has successfully recruited and trained Office Management and an Operations Manager and these channels have benefited his long-range goals.

“As drivers, we seldom get much time with Jim and those that have been here a while understand that as "growth." However, it wouldn't be much of a recommendation if you didn't understand the pleasure, the comradeship we feel whenever he stops by a location while were waiting for a Client. Jim Luff drives the Company."

— Jim Luff, LCT contributing editor

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