South’s Greatest Bosses 2021: Paige Henderson ~ JDH Decks & Fences, Inc.
Paige Henderson likes to inspire and lead through action. Her leadership style is leading by example, a philosophy that has served her well in her years as a boss.
Paige Henderson likes to inspire and lead through action. Her leadership style is leading by example, a philosophy that has served her well in her years as a boss. One key skill that makes a great boss that she wishes she had learned sooner is the art of delegating responsibilities to all employees. She stresses the importance of trusting your staff and listening to the needs of others. Jimmy Henderson [JDH President] also ensures the same “boss philosophy.”
South Magazine: What is your “boss philosophy?” Or leadership philosophy?
Paige Henderson: Jimmy and I like to inspire and lead through action. Leading by example is the most meaningful method.
SM: What is one key skill that makes a great boss that you wish you’d learned or mastered sooner?
PH: We’ve learned to delegate responsibilities from us, the owners, to all employees. It’s important to trust your staff—their hard work is the reason our business runs.
SM: How would you describe your team?
PH: Our team has the ability to communicate well and listen to our customers. Part of what sets JDH Decks & Fences apart is our reputation for first-in-class service and our team and crew embodies that every day. They are what make us trustworthy and top-notch. It starts with them.
SM: How does somebody become a “better boss?” What is your advice for a new boss?
PH: It is important to recognize the efforts of the team. Do not let hard work go unnoticed, or accomplishments unrecognized.
JDH Decks & Fences, Inc.