The Grid Mod Pod | Episode 11: Electric Utility Leadership 101 with Brett Ryhal

by Dr. Elizabeth Cook, VP of Technical Strategy, AEIC

Welcome to the Grid Mod Pod, brought to you by AEIC. In this podcast, you’ll hear from the utility industry’s top operations leaders on how their companies are working to modernize and improve our ever-evolving power grid. Thank you for joining us.

In this episode, we’re excited to be joined again by our co-host, Brett Ryhal, Program Manager at Sargent & Lundy. Here’s what you’ll learn when you listen in:

  • How AEIC has fostered a culture of leadership and communication since its inception in 1885
  • Why the best leaders create opportunities for employees to step outside their comfort zone and make mistakes
  • How utility leaders can foster a culture of continuous learning in their organizations
  • Why it’s important for leaders to prioritize helping employees reach their personal goals over their organization’s KPIs
  • How leaders can encourage new ideas among their employees, including those who wish to maintain the status quo and those resistant to change
  • Why “failure” isn’t a bad word, and why using that word is critical to creating a safe workplace