Exclusive interview with Chrissy Taylor
Now COO of Enterprise Holdings
Leigh Lafever-Ayer asked Chrissy, what are you most looking forward to in your new role?
“Over the past few years, my focus has been on North American rental. My new position will give me the chance to work directly with car sales and fleet management again. These are two business lines that are achieving fantastic results yet still have tons of opportunity ahead of them.
“I’m looking forward to growing our three brands globally. We have a tremendous opportunity to be everywhere our customers need and want us, while introducing ourselves to new customers that haven’t experienced our award-winning customer service.”
What do you do to have fun at work?
“When my grandfather first started the company, he would ask the employees whether they were having fun. Enjoying the teamwork and camaraderie that comes with working so closely together is a big part of our culture, and I want to make sure we never lose that. There’s an energy at Enterprise unlike any other company I know of. Yes, we work hard, but we have a lot of fun in the process. Oh, and a little dancing along the way never hurts!”
What is your best time management tip?
“We are all busy these days, both professionally and personally. The key is staying ahead of my calendar. I try to be proactive and prepare for what is to come. “Work the calendar” as I call it. That also means being flexible since the calendar doesn’t always show what might come the next day! It also helps to have a strong team around you that you can rely on and who can rely on you.”
What’s the best career advice you ever received?
“’Win the war, not the battle.’ Little things don’t always matter. It’s the end goal that you are trying to achieve. That’s the great thing about being part of a privately held company. We aren’t looking just at short-term success to keep a stock price at a certain level. We look at long-term sustainable growth and success to ensure continued opportunities for our employees.”