Members 'break the rules' at Northern California event
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Posted by: Barbara Francella
sold-out crowd of 500 NEW members learned strategies for maximizing their skills
and advancing their careers at the NEW Northern California learning event, Oct.
3, 2014 at Blackhawk Museum in Danville, Calif.
Oswalt, vice president at Mondelēz International; Lori Carlin Proctor, senior
retail supply leader at Procter & Gamble; and Linda B. Segre, executive
vice president of chief strategy and people officer at Diamond Foods offered
their advice for "Breaking Your Own Rules: Reaching Your Full Potential."
The discussion was
moderated by Mary Davis Holt, partner at Flynn Heath Holt Leadership.
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Holt introduced "six new rules" to replace ineffective ideas:
center stage, instead of focusing on others)
personal power, instead of being modest
until apprehended, instead of seeking approval
"both/and," not "all or
- "Play to win," not "play it safe"
politically savvy, instead of working harder
panelists agreed that success requires bold thought and action. "A head
full of fears has no place for dreams," Oswalt said.
skills add great value," Segre said, but persistence is key to a winning
career. "The mark of a champion is how fast you get up after you fall.”
your own path," Proctor advised. "Be your best. Remember, performance
sending large groups to the event included Big Heart Pet Brands, Chevron
Corporation, E.& J. Gallo, Frito-Lay North America, Procter & Gamble,
Ross Stores Inc. and Safeway Inc.
Annette Flores of Clif Bar &
Company networks with PepsiCo Inc.
teammates Arnette Barredo and Kristin Virts at the regional event.