Hogan Lovells

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Leadership for Growth in Challenging Times

Discussion moderator Emily Yinger just spoke with panelists about the lessons they’ve learned through mergers, management changes, and reorganizations. Sprint Nextel Vice President of Litigation Susan Haller, Time Warner Executive Vice President of Global Public Policy Carol Melton and U.S. Fund for UNICEF President and CEO Caryl Stern offered some advice from their experiences.

Our Top 8:

  1. As a leader you need to share your confidence and imbue the troops with the belief that change is a good thing
  2. Be flexible and ready to pivot on a dime
  3. Be cognizant of how you create a sense of confidence in all the people you’re trying to please (shareholders, employees, customers, public, etc.)
  4. Figure out what your company stands for and who you are. Then engage your employees and help them understand how they fit into the process so they are empowered to have a place in shaping the company
  5. Create a genuine team identity; you can't just declare a team
  6. Get your employees excited about the company to get everyone else excited; solicit input from all levels of staff
  7. Communicate, communicate, communicate; when you think you’ve communicated too much, you still haven’t communicated enough
  8. Pay attention to the world around you--for both problems and opportunities

1 comment:

Ada Luz Gonzalez said...

Alertness, flexibility, identity, communication, collaboration and passion are the words I take from your Top 8. Thanks for that good summary!

Dr. Ada

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