Year: 2012 Company: Unilever Title: Finance Director, US Customer Development
It is hard to find a workplace where working in teams is not the norm. College provided an important practice ground to deal with the many different challenges of working in teams, such as organizing and delegating work, dealing with conflict, and motivating a team member who is not engaged.
Being polite should not be sacrificed at the expense of achievement. STEM professionals should be welcomed into the schools to talk about what they do, how rewarding their work is, and how teamwork plays a role in succeeding.
Reflecting on the leaders and mentors who have influenced me, one thing is prominent: their memorable philosophies about life and career. They have inspired me to counsel and to develop others in a similarly memorable way. Some of the counsel I have provided, and I believe made a difference,...