Bill Marriott, Executive Chairman of the Board at Marriott International, wrote a LinkedIn post that really resonated for me. He suggests, “Surround yourself with good people. Do the best that you can. And don’t study things to death. Move ahead and make a decision." It reminded me of what my dad once told me, “You’ll never know more than you know right now. Go out and sit on a rock. Don’t come back until you’ve made up your mind.” That’s my dad, alright… Get quiet, get outside, and don’t get hung up trying to know everything. Sometimes you just have to take the leap. That’s turned out to be some of the best leadership advice I ever got and I think of it often, in our fast-paced workplace and at home.
I asked some of my colleagues about the best leadership advice they every received and here’s what they shared:
Kirsten Adams, Sr. Travel Program Manager
Jennifer Mazza, Sr. Director of Travel Operations:
Paul Ruddy, VP of Information Technology:
Vic Sawi, VP of Sales and Services
Stacey Serrano, Sr. Client Success Manager
I think it all boils down to:
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As Vice President of Travel & Engagement at Next Level Performance, Susan serves on the board of the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF), and chairs the IRF Research Committee. She has also served on the board of the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) and is a past president of the Recognition Council, and a past member of the Performance Improvement Council and the Incentive and Engagement Solution Providers (IESP). She is interested in the strategies and benefits of employee engagement, incentive, and recognition programs. An avid traveler, she is also passionate about the art and science of incentive travel.