Asset Living’s VP, Business Optimization, Kasey Jones has worked at Asset Living for over a decade. At Asset Living, her goals include seamlessly integrating all clients and partners into the Asset platform, continually leading the industry with innovative solutions to common integration issues and providing the best possible service to clients and team members. Jones shares her career highlights, lessons learned along the way.
Tell us what have the highlights been in your career?
“After nearly eleven years with Asset the highlight of my career, and more specifically my career with Asset, is just existing in this space that allows me to identify opportunities for myself and others and then being allowed to chase said opportunities with tenacity. I’ve had the pleasure of operating within this environment where an opportunity is never out of reach. It may be difficult, require more when you don’t think you have more, or it may involve really committing to the long game. But the space we get to exist in within Asset means any opportunity for anyone can become a reality. It’s been a true highlight to live within that space for more than a decade.”
Tell us about some of your greatest work memories or what has been the most rewarding part of your career?
“By far, helping others grow their careers here has been the most rewarding part of my career. So often we can fall victim to the hyper focus it takes to do these jobs and miss some of the most valuable voices around us. As a leader with Asset, it has been my biggest honor to shine the brightest light possible on those voices. Likewise, I’d say producing a level of work and commitment that the people that boosted me up would be proud of, certainly takes a close second.”
What has been some of the best career advice or lessons learned throughout your career?
“One of the best lessons ever bestowed on me didn’t come via my career but from my fifth-grade teacher. ‘Don’t think, know or find out.’ Such a simple concept that really applies to everything – leading a project, leading a team, answering a client or resident, and so on. As leaders it is our responsibility to either know or find out the answer, direction, process, probable outcome, etc. Anything else, saying you think this may be the way, is simply not good enough and we owe our people much more than that, we owe them the extra mile.
My advice to anyone just starting their career or hoping to build something monumental. Always raise your hand – you will be shocked how quickly you earn respect and loyalty when you’re willing to do the work that needs to be done. Set boundaries – this may seem like it contradicts raising your hand, but it doesn’t. Part of working smart is being able to prioritize and share the load so you can produce quality work. And lastly, be willing to self-educate – some of my favorite projects were only accomplished because I took the time to troubleshoot, problem solve, and critically think my way through things I did not know. Don’t be afraid to try.”
Lastly, which of our four-core value(s) at Asset Living resonates most with you personally and/or professionally?
“Honesty is such an important value. One of the amazing things about existing in this trusted space at Asset is that we thrive on the honesty of not only our optimists but our skeptics. Adam Grant references skeptics as these phenomenal and absolutely necessary people within an organization, the team members that are always the first to see the red flags on a project, process change, anything. Asset leans heavily into the honesty of their optimists and skeptics. Creating room for skeptics to provide feedback, alternatives, and warnings without judgement or a negative connotation. Which allows the team as whole to thrive together not afraid to show their strengths. And that’s why honesty resonates the most with me.”
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