While those at work know him as James and those at home call him dad, the 1,000 reservists under his watch in the U.S. Coast Guard know him as Reserve Command Master Chief Wood.
Amy Perkins, senior emergency preparedness planner at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, has been with Entergy for three years. Learn how her power principles help her keep her team and family safe.
When Terry Dickerson took a job as a janitor in Entergy Arkansas’ Gurdon office in 1981, he didn’t see himself running the place 35 years down the road. But, after several twists and turns, that’s exactly how it turned out.
"I was once told to always strive to do my very best and to lead by example. I recognize that my actions and words can influence behaviors, so I coach because I care."
"My power principle at work is to always be prepared. Whatever department you may work in, preparation is the key to ensuring we perform all of our work safely and error-free."
"If someone asks me to take on a task, I try my best to do the job. It's also important to take on new challenges and learn new skills to develop yourself."
"Reputation is everything in this line of work, so no matter how small a job is, I always do my best."
"I take it very personally that people can trust what I say and know that I will do what it takes to get a job done correctly."
"Never stop learning. My dad taught me that each person we meet is an opportunity to learn something new."