TOW’s Building Blocks Toward Achieving Excellence 

By Rosy Santos 

The 4th quarter LEAD Talks was held face-to-face last November 17 at the NLEX Training Rooms. Ms. Tet Wells, Finance Division Head is the perfect fit as the ManCom LEAD Speaker to share her professional journey and leadership competencies related to the theme, “Zealously Excellent.” 

The program started with our fourteen NLEX leaders from different departments introducing themselves and answering the question, “What was the most touching movie you watched recently?”  

Some were inspired by the love of a father and the importance of forgiveness and second chances. Some were touched by a movie about a person with disability but still succeeds in life because of perseverance and consistency. The activity had just begun, but our leaders already had takeaways on the life lessons and values they got from the sharing. 

During the talk proper, Ms. Tet best described the true meaning of the word “Excellence” by giving the participants a glimpse of her humble beginning of her life and career journey. She didn’t only define the word, but she experienced it herself and lived her life with excellence.  

She shared her building blocks that contribute significantly to become zealously excellent: 

  • The value of education and hard work instilled by her parents; 
  • Her strong sense of responsibility as a first born;  
  • The habit she formed over the years as a consistent honor student; 
  • No career plan at first but she just did her work the best way she can; 
  • Doing her personal best; 
  • The importance of attitude and listening well; and  
  • Doing the homework.

“You just have to do your best.” A simple and short yet sweet advice she gave to our participants.  There is no secret formula to excel, you just have to simply do your personal best and recognition will follow. 

Aside from motivating and inspiring our leaders, this HR program also aims to serve as an avenue for our leaders to know more about our ManCom members. Most of the participants heard about Ms. Tet’s career background for the first time and they realized that Ms. Tet too is a human who also had her own challenges before she reached the top.   

They also took this opportunity to have a picture with our Finance Division Head for this once in a lifetime opportunity.  

Ms. Tet concluded her talk with this quote from Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act but a habit.”   

Rosy S. Santos, Human Resources and Administration. Outside work, she manages to attend financial, motivational, and spiritual talks. She’s fond of reading inspirational and fictional books and writing in her journal. She loves to travel, eat out, and watch movies and YouTube videos to relax and enjoy life.