November Shining Star Award – Roma Amundson

November is the month we honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.  So it’s an appropriate time to recognize this month’s Shining Star, Roma Amundson.

CEO Gene Brake presents Roma Amundson with the Shining Star award
CEO Gene Brake presents Roma Amundson with the Shining Star award

The Shining Star award is a monthly award to recognize an employee, sales associate or sales manager who has exceeded expectations in some area of his or her work.

The nomination said: “The reason I am recommending Roma Amundson is for her military service to our state and our country and due to the fact that she attained the rank of Brigadier General in July of 2009 before her recent retirement.  Her last assignment was with the Nebraska Adjutant General’s office.

After graduating from officer candidate school, Amundson went on to oversee four commands within the Nebraska Army National Guard. Her last was the  was the 92nd Troop Command, which she led for nearly four years during the unit’s extensive deployments during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.  During this time, she also built her business as a Realtor in Lincoln.  Roma is my friend and I think she (above all others) deserves to be our shining star in November.”

Shining Stars are HomeServices of Nebraska associates, including managers, employees and agents, who help make our company a better place for our customers, clients and for each other. Nominees must exemplify the following:

  1. The person went out of their way to exceed the HomeServices of Nebraska Standards and best practices.
  2. The gesture or service was above and beyond normal job requirements or expectations.
  3. The employee, manager or agent went beyond the call of duty to ensure the needs of a customer, fellow employee or agent.

Anyone is invited to nominate employees, agents or managers who have displayed The Shining Star Spirit. For someone to be recognized, a Shining Star Nomination Form must be submitted by the 15th of every month. *A participant is eligible to win one (1) time per year.

Shining Star Values

Positive Attitude – A positive attitude is focusing on what is useful, beneficial and worthwhile in each and every situation. Your attitude is displayed through your words, actions and facial expressions with your customers and those around you.

Accountable – Accountable is being responsible for your actions and behaviors as they impact customers and those around you.

Responsive – Being responsive is being open to the situation as it occurs and responding in a sensitive manner to meet needs and expectations.

Teamwork – Teamwork is helping each other win and taking pride in each other’s victories. No one person or department alone can provide for the comprehensive needs of our customers. We achieve our goals when working together as a team.

No Excuses – A culture of no excuses acknowledges when mistakes or perceived shortcomings are made and seeks to correct or make right rather than rationalize or justify the problem.

Exemplary – To serve as a model or example of positive action; strive for high performance standards and deliver results. Demonstrate technical competence. Set high standards for self, demonstrating integrity and superior customer service skills.

Responsibility – Responsibility is acting with initiative and understanding that our organization and our customers are depending on us.

Service – Service is everything we do to exceed the needs and expectations of our customers at all times.

Safety – Demonstrate the importance of safety and how it may influence our daily lives.

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