Jeanne Cuda named Shining Star for August

CFO Todd Yorges presents Jeanne Cuda with the Shining Star Award.
CFO Todd Yorges presents Jeanne Cuda with the Shining Star Award.

Jeanne Cuda of the Woods Bros Realty Country Club Plaza office was named Shining Star for August.

Her nomination read:

“Some years ago, “The Natural” was a popular film that chronicled the life of an aspiring baseball player.  We learned of how this player had incredible abilities, but, through unfortunate circumstances, was delayed in his career.  Even at an advanced age for entering professional baseball, the main character came through with amazing success.  His perseverance carried him far.  What a life lesson.

Jeanne Cuda of Woods Bros Country Club office, has championed the efforts of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of aspiring you baseball players who most likely will not attain the “natural” status of success.  Homer’s Heroes is a summer baseball program for youth ages 5-17 with physical or intellectual challenges.  Jeanne is the current chairperson of Homer’s Heroes, and though her efforts have been stalwart in supporting and organizing the program, Jeanne modestly remains in the background.

The most recent coverage of Homer’s Heroes by local media brought much deserved attention to the successes youth have experienced.  Many of these young athletes are able to experience the feeling of successes as their peers of less restricted abilities have known.  Homer’s Heroes athletes are persevering and achieving.  They’re teaching life’s lessons for us to follow.

Our nomination of Jeanne Cuda for recognition as a “Shining Star” in her tireless dedication of the Homer’s Heroes program is what we think is a “Natural.”

Bravo Jeanne for your exemplary efforts!”

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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