Ghassan Abou-Alfa ’16: Learning to listen is very critical before anything else.
Mark Collins ’91: There are so many tough leadership lessons – where do I begin?
Steve Fan ’08: You have to be confident. You have to know what you are going to do and you have to trust yourself, believe yourself.
Ghassan: You have to really make sure that really you kind of embrace other people’s thoughts and ideas.
Vivek Salgaocar ’13: One thing that I have learned is letting go when you have people around you that you trust who are competent, who are oftentimes faster, smarter, more experienced than you are.
Paulina Yick ’94: The toughest lessons to learn as business leaders are to really accept failures. Learn from it, and move forward.
Tina Saighal ’01: So the lesson I learned was that I had to enable the people that worked with me to find meaning in the work and align that with the vision that I had for the organization.
Anne Busquet ’78: Not to confuse trust and friendship.
Laszlo R. Czirjak ‘86: Standing up as a leader and knowing what’s the right thing to do. Setting the tone at the top is so important.
Mark Collins ’91: If I were to fault myself it’s that I am unwilling to make the hard decision recognizing that somebody really isn’t going to work out and I’ve always taken too long.