Leadership. Self care. Hiring learners. Being grateful. These themes threaded throughout the “60 ideas in 60 minutes” presented by alumni of Olin’s Executive MBA program this morning. We live-tweeted the event and tried to capture all 60 ideas from the six executives, who included (and are pictured above in order):
- Jan Alonzo, EMBA ’09, a member of the board of directors, executive committee member and treasurer for the Association of Corporate Counsel.
- Eric Benting, EMBA ’10, owner/operator, Chick-fil-A.
- Gene Dobbs Bradford, EMBA ’08, president and CEO, Jazz St. Louis.
- Don Halpin, EMBA ’16, healthcare systems and sociotech innovation engineer, Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center.
- Jennifer Labit, founder and CEO, Cotton Babies (please accept our apologies for the occasional typo in her name as we tweeted too quickly below!).
- Ken Yamaguchi, executive vice president, chief medical officer, Centene Corporation.
Review the tweets below, but here’s the list of tips.
- Begin each day with gratitude.
- Top 10 days: Keep a list and revisit it from time to time.
- Make a list of things you have accomplished and are the most proud of from last year.
- Learn about the problem of harassment and make changes to protect yourself and your business.
- Set goals for the year, just for you.
- Do the most important thing first each day.
- Help others, just because it is the right thing to do.
- Stay current and relevant in this quickly changing world.
- Work on your network when you don’t need anything.
- Be a leader and pass along some of these ideas to your team and others you care about.
- Reduce complexity. Focus efforts and efficiencies by getting rid of difficult things.
- Employer brand: What is it? Tell stories. Best way to attract talent.
- Guerilla recruit. In a tight market, find what you really want. Identify where they are.
- Tour of duty. Be realistic about opportunity. What does commitment to work here really mean?
- Where do we win? Find when and where you are at your best and dig deep to understand why.
- Pour into one more: Find one more person you can grow in 2018.
- Not keeping pace: Where or when is business not growing at the same rate as the rest?
- Pull multiple levers. Find an idea and ensure all spends and resources support it.
- Relationship power in the workplace. Those with strong personal relationships are happier and more productive.
- Keep your mind, body, and soul healthy.
- When you think you know what you are doing, you are likely on the decline.
- Don’t let critics or fans lead you astray.
- Practice, practice, practice.
- Never compromise your art.
- Learn to accept help.
- Conflict is hard, but necessary.
- Keep going if you make a mistake.
- Have your own voice.
- Have fun.
- Smile. It’s a force multiplier.
- Flatten the sine curve. Don’t let task maintenance get away from you. Pick your No. 1’s.
- Tell stories.
- Be passionate.
- Learn by walking around — at 2 a.m.
- Trust but verify (and tell people you are doing this).
- Know your boss’s boss’s schedule.
- Admin assistants are a force of nature. Work on the key influencers.
- Practice everything (and then 37 consecutive miracles happen).
- Character is everything.
- Build your community.
- Avoid perfection paralysis.
- Run toward the mountains.
- Practice hearing.
- Know your people.
- Practice different.
- Babies at work.
- Be the bridge.
- Do what you love.
- Change everything.
- Personal characteristics are more important than personal performance.
- Character comes from a balance of warmth and strength.
- If you want to understand a person’s character, give them power.
- When it comes to adversity, be managers, not victims.
- Develop a personal mission statement.
- Use mission to inspire people.
- Embrace challenges, but be prepared first.
- To lead an initiative, socialize a vision.
- Constructively challenge people to inspire performance.
- Measure a team by passion and loyalty.
Scroll down to review our tweets and pick up the tips from our six executives:
Watch a recording of the event below.