ELS Spotlight With Tanya Mims

Tanya Mims is a Community President for First National Bank of NWA in Fayetteville, AR.

What is the most important leadership lesson that you’ve learned?

By softening your words too much, you may be helping someone derail their career vs. helping them get back on track.

What’s your biggest leadership struggle?

Stepping away from the urgent and making time for the bigger picture and long term goals.

What is the most effective daily habit you possess?

Always do the hardest and/or least fun things first each day.

What is the greatest advice you have ever been given?

My dad often asked me “will this (thing I am upset about or stressing over) matter in five years?” While I paused to think about the answer he would always add in “what about ten?” It always helped and still does!

The ELS Spotlight is an ongoing series to highlight our Emerging Leaders from around Arkansas.