Employee of the Month – November 2021
Vikor proudly recognizes Brantley Elllis as Employee of the Month. Hard-working, reliable and positive, her team mates recognize her strengths as a leader for the month of November. Brantley responds to the earned award:
“Thank you, team members, colleagues, and peers, for your commitment to excellence and for recognizing me as Employee of the Month. My success – on any scale – would not be possible without my Vikor team members.
First and foremost, I believe a great leader cannot exist without a great team. Therefore, I hope to lead by example while learning from those around me. Ideas, strategies, and input are all integral to my decisions as a Specimen Processing Manager.
Second, I believe the cornerstone of leadership is service. Service is the lifeblood of any organization, as each of us strive to come to work with our hands willing to give and share. So much at Vikor stems from a focus of service, and we employees strive to practice this principle daily.
I also believe that humility is a key part of leadership. Remaining humble in difficult challenges by remembering the cause of greater good and by remembering there is no I in team — are foundational musts for accomplishments, large and small.
Finally, I believe in daily growth and goal setting, doing better today than I did yesterday. I also strive to encourage my team to take on the same mentality. By staying involved and inspiring my team on projects and mental focus, I lead with a hands-on approach to help them succeed here at Vikor.
When I applied at Vikor, I was somewhat hesitant because my experience was in the environmental field. But as my brother coached me, “Tell me one thing great in your life you’ve ever achieved from a place of being comfortable. You can’t!“ I am glad I took the risk on Vikor and Vikor took a risk on me. I’ve grown as a learner and a leader, striving everyday to show up to give, not to get.”
“Brantley plays a crucial role across multiple departments. She is always willing to help her team succeed and meet the company’s goals. The work and talent she brings to the table will always exceed my expectations. Having her on the team makes all the difference!”
– Mary Katherine DiFilippo