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Employee Minute: Phillip Kline -- the man behind the dance

Sr Mobility Business Analyst and all around well loved Renodis employee, Phil Kline, recently won the prestigious Renodis Employee of the Year award. We decided to sit down with our buddy Phil to understand "the man behind the dance"....

giphyPhil Kline - always the coolest kid on the dance floor...

Q: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a Professional Basketball player (I have been tall all my life and makes the game easier for me :), but never had Air Jordans), then astronaut (but too tall to fit in a rocket ship/space station), then lawyer (I can be argumentative at times, but I am a bad liar).

Q: What do you think is the most important quality you need to have for success? The most important quality to obtaining success is to show up and play the game.  Success to me, is obtaining the company’s goals while achieving my own personal goals simultaneously.  Performing the daily tasks of my role is the easy part of my job, while playing the game is the hard part.  Knowing and understanding people’s behavior, winning people to understand my way of thinking, being a leader, being a good listener and letting others do a great deal of the talking are a few functions of me playing the game.

Q: What do you value most in a job? What I value most in a job is having as close to a 1:1 ratio on challenge/reward.  What I mean by that is, being fairly compensated (ie. salary, PTO, benefits, rewards, activities)  for the challenges or roles assigned and completed.  I see an employer/employee relationship as a longstanding sales process.  Initially we come together and I answer the company’s request to accomplish a select set of services for compensation, then over time more services are asked for and compensation/pricing will change on the package you originally purchased with me.  I want to be in a WIN/WIN relationship with my employer (i.e. as close to a 1:1 ratio on challenge/reward).  I like to be challenged at my work, it drives me to become a better person and employee.

Q: What is your most treasured possession? My most treasured possession is my Bernese Mountain Dog named Mister.  He is an awesome dog!! #nuffsaid #wuffsaid

Q: What do you consider your greatest achievement? My greatest achievement is knowing through my life choices I have made my parents proud.

Q: Have any “hidden talents” ? I am unaware, as they are hidden.

Q: If Renodis were a TV show, which character – from any sitcom, drama or reality show (of any time period) – would represent you? Cosmo Kramer from Seinfeld “Giddy up”. Kramer is straightforward and honest, goofy, quirky, and caring.

Congratulations Phil! Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Keep on dancin'!

phill and craig1

 

June 06, 2016 / Colleen Kranz
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