LaShon Ross

LaShon Ross

All business is people business, according to LaShon Ross, Deputy City Manager for the City of Plano, Texas. In this podcast of The Spirit of Leading I asked LaShon about her career in public service and what she learned that contributed to her success.

LaShon shares her personal A-ha moments as well as offering her insights into what she looks for in potential young leaders looking to move up in their careers. Among other things, she mentions:
  • The need to be genuine in all your relationships,
  • To be collaborative and solution oriented versus being problem focused.
  • The ability to work with and understand others.
  • The ability to manage resources.
  • Maintaining productive relationships.
  • Being authentic. You are what you say you are.
  • Understanding your own motivation as to why you want to be a leader.
  • Owing the leadership role and being willing to accept challenges as well as admit your own failings and work on them.
SOL PODCST ART.ispx 300The advice she offers to young leaders is to have your own mind, know what matters to you, and be willing to do the work.
LaShon came to Plano, Tx as Director of Human Resources and was eventually promoted to Deputy City Manager for Community Services. She has done extensive work in success planning, leadership development, and conflict resolution.
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