Welcome back for our third and final portion of our interview with Kent Bugg, Assistant Manager at Sky Inc (Nashville, TN). In parts one and two, we dove deep into Kent’s career, management style, and why he believes that fostering a relationship with his team is necessary for growth. In part three, he talks more in-depth about the president of Sky Inc, Jonathan Perry, as well as why he loves his role as Assistant Manager!
Jonathan Perry, more commonly referred to as JP, is not your average boss, Kent reflected. He doesn’t treat each employee as a number, but as a valuable member of the team that is Sky Inc. Kent has been able to learn a lot from him and there’s no doubt that he is well-liked and respected by his employees.
“Jonathan is a great boss. He is the perfect example of what a president in this industry should be doing,” Kent shared. “JP spends one-on-one time with the guys as well. I can’t tell you the amount of times where, on a weekend or weeknight, he invites us over to watch the game,” he went on. “He also genuinely cares about the growth and progress of each individual. That, combined with the time spent outside of work with the team, is extremely rare to find. He’s been the owner for more than 10 years now and he still goes out in the field with someone when they need help.”
Kent also appreciates Perry’s honesty and feedback. “I told him pretty early on that I need him to tell me when something needs to be fixed or improved on. I knew I was going to make mistakes and I just never wanted him to hesitate to tell me if I did something wrong. I have made mistakes and I’ve learned from them and it’s because he was always honest and upfront with me. I’m glad he did because it made me better and we have grown a healthy, mutual respect for one another.”
From the importance of team-building to giving constructive criticism—it is clear that Kent has learned a lot from JP when it comes to leadership. We aim to keep this cycle going at Sky Inc and we are glad to have such genuine people because it is a major part of the reason why our employees enjoy working here.
So why does Kent Bugg love working here?
“The relationships I have made are amazing. I love being able to call up a coworker and go out and grab drinks and food after work. The company culture really is unique! I also love helping people grow and watching them achieve things that they didn’t think they could before coming here. I find joy in motivating other people to reach their goals and change their mindset around.”
Many thanks to Kent for sharing this insight on what it’s like to be a Sky Inc insider. Stay tuned for another blog post later this month!