Excellence in Partnerships
Hedgie Bartol, Retail Business Development Manager, Axis Communications
“As I was climbing the career ladder, the one thing that always seemed to be at the core of wherever I found myself was a strong sense of doing the right thing for my customer,” said Bartol. “Through the years, I truly believe that what’s helped me advance my career has been my desire to not sell my customers anything, but rather help them get what they need. Always do right by your customer and serve their best interest and not your own. If you do that, your customers will be your partners, and you will have a long-lasting, mutual relationship.
“We have to listen, learn, and respond—on both sides of the relationship. A business partnership is a two-way street. There has to be trust. Once you’ve established that trust, stay with it and realize that it is the keystone of the whole thing.
“This industry and community has been a real home for me and is like no other. I am honored and flattered to receive this recognition, but the only reason that I received it is because of the folks in this community. They’ve always made sure that the equation balances.”
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Nominations Are Encouraged
The LPM team is privileged to have a front-row seat to the very best in the loss prevention industry, providing a unique opportunity to present positive, productive ways to promote loss prevention, build successful and constructive partnerships, educate and inform the LP community, and support the thought leadership that drives us forward.
The LP Magazine “Magpie” Awards are a means to celebrate industry accomplishments on an ongoing basis, recognizing the loss prevention professionals, teams, solution providers, law enforcement partners, and others that demonstrate a stellar contribution to the profession. Hedgie Bartol is among our September–October 2017 recipients.
We want this to be your program. Those of you working as LP practitioners witness these exceptional performances on a regular and ongoing basis, and we strongly encourage you to provide us with nominees for each of the award categories. We encourage creative nominations and want the program to cast a positive light on the many tremendous contributions of the loss prevention community. Nominations can be submitted via email to excellence (at) LPportal (dot) com.
Find out who else has been recognized in the September–October 2017 issue – check out “LPM “Magpie” Awards: Applauding Excellence.”