"Watching the CEO I mentored giving his speech at graduation and recounting all of the things that he’s learned and gotten from Junto. Halfway through the speech he was crying, it was so emotional for him, it was really powerful. You could see how much he felt that he got from the program." 

 

What have you learned about yourself mentoring with Junto?

Being a mentor and good counselor doesn’t come naturally to me because I want to help people solve their problems by telling them what they should do. But I’ve had to learn how to just listen and help that way.

Finish the following sentence: “In my experience, ___________.”

You run out of time and you just can’t do everything.

How would you describe your areas of expertise based on industry, market, and/or function?

I’m generally in industrial technologies, high technology, software, and SaaS, and I’ve also spent a lot of time in industrial manufacturing. In terms of my function, I’ve done strategy, general management, innovation, new products, and global management.

What are you working on right now?

Making investments and managing them.

What is one book, blog, or podcast you recommend widely?

I always recommend the biography on Steve Jobs.

What are 1-2 leadership virtues you’ve observed or learned in your career?

The big one is to lead with empathy - to understand what people feel and put yourself in their perspective. Another big one is being a courageous leader. There are so many unknowns in business, and sometimes you don’t have all of the information, but you have to make a decision anyway.

What is your most memorable Junto moment?

Watching the CEO I mentored giving his speech at graduation and recounting all of the things that he’s learned and gotten from Junto. Halfway through the speech he was crying, it was so emotional for him, it was really powerful. You could see how much he felt that he got from the program.

What is your superpower?

Getting to the core of the problem quickly. I can summarize situations or problems, and then get to the core of them to solve them.

What is your strength when it comes to emotional intelligence?

Being able to listen, being sympathetic to people, and being transparent.