Leaders share 'style' tips at NEW Florida event
Monday, December 1, 2014
Posted by: Barbara Francella
More than 360 NEW members
learned to find their leadership style at the NEW Florida fall learning event,
Nov. 14, 2014 at The Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Fla.
Sherry Harriman, divisional vice president – supply chain, Wal-Mart Stores
Inc.; Sue Kelsey, director of wellness and skin health brands US,
GlaxoSmithKline; Alison Midili-Smith, vice president of talent organization
development, Publix; Karen Milley, vice president of research and development,
The J.M. Smucker Company; and Scott Wallace, director of sales, Kellogg Company,
shared their insights on authentic leadership. Michele Hanson, CEO of
ExecuInsight LLC moderated the discussion.
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Authenticity is essential for
effective leadership, at any level, and transcends gender, the panelists
They offered these takeaways:
asked, be willing and prepared to share your perspective.
self-aware: Take feedback and try to understand it, but don't dwell on it.
to round off any "sharp edges" in your style that might distract
others from hearing your message.
Organizations sending large
groups to the event include Altria, Frito-Lay, Kellogg Company, PepsiCo Inc.
and Publix Supermarkets.
Coca-Cola colleagues Jennifer Quast and
Sunita Samaroo connect at the
fall event in Lakeland.