Marshall Land, a road driver at our Little Rock, Arkansas, service center, has been living his dream of driving trucks since 1965.
“As a young boy, I had a few dreams — I wanted to be an airplane pilot, I wanted to drive a Greyhound bus, and I wanted to be a truck driver,” Land said. “I ended up pursuing my No. 1 dream, which was driving trucks. I stayed with it, put a lot into it and have gotten a lot out of it.”
Land began his driving career one year after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Overcoming anxiety about the unknown, Mallory Scheurer spent an October morning rappelling down the tallest building in Fort Smith, Arkansas — while raising more than $3,000 to help cancer patients.
Scheurer, senior manager – Process Development & Compliance for ABF Freight, had never rappelled before taking part in Over the Edge, a fundraising event benefiting the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House in Fort Smith.
You hear a lot today about having a fixed mindset versus having a growth mindset. I was fortunate enough early in my career to have worked for a company with a leader (or rather, leaders) who lived out the growth mindset. They believed that instead of leadership being a trait you were either born with or not, it was a skill that could be grown. As a result, they invested heavily in training and developing more leaders. By writing this, I am not trying to establish myself as a leadership expert.
Staying on top of current trends is instrumental for success in many industries. Medical professionals take courses throughout their careers to ensure superior patient care, and educators are required to take part in specialized training for the classroom. But how do you develop employees in fields that don’t necessitate continued education?