Title: Regional Managing Partner, Southeast
"I believe mentoring and coaching are integral to creating that type of environment."
Title: Vice President, Health Environment & Safety
"Be open to all possibilities, because your potential is far greater than you can imagine."
Company: Liz Claiborne
Title: Corporate Vice President, Global Manufacturing & Sourcing
"Life is too short and can throw you a curve ball in a moment’s notice."
Title: Senior Vice President, Director of Sales Support & Administration
"Remember, life is more about giving than taking."
Company: Capital One Financial
Title: President of U.S. Card & Director
"Mentoring is more about helping another individual reach their personal potential than it is about the gratification of getting that next promotion or a new title."
Company: United States Air Force
Title: Deputy Director of Resources, Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations & Logistics
"Good interpersonal skills are absolutely crucial to achieving senior level positions."
Company: Cox Communications
Title: Vice President & General Manager (Cox – Baton Rouge)
"You shall overcome; You’ll walk hand-in-hand; You’re not afraid; and, You’re not alone."
Title: Chief People Person & SVP
"That can-do spirit has carried me through some tough times in my own life."
Company: Eastman Kodak
Title: Chief Information Officer & Vice President
Often, the focus is on how the individual can gain a higher position, rather than how to excel in his or her current role.
Company: United Technologies
Title: Vice President, Secretary & Associate General Counsel
"Your reputation is your most important asset and one you cannot afford to lose."
Company: Northrop Grumman
Title: Vice President, Human Resources & Administration
"I think women aspiring to the executive level should, above all, treat their careers as an education."
Company: Chubb Group
Title: Executive Vice President, International Field Operations
"Businesses count on people who can contribute to the bottom line."
Title: Senior Vice President of Marketing, Hospitality Services Division
"Three lessons that have been particularly useful are: doing what you love, taking unexpected career turns, and working with non-profit organizations."
Company: Reliant Energy
Title: Senior Vice President, Human Resources
"The most effective lessons I have learned on leadership are those that came by more fully understanding who I am and what I bring to the table"
Title: President – Outpatient Services Group
"There is no substitute for preparation."
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