World leaders in business and politics show that there is no single path to success.
If one learns from the wisdom of those who came before, anything is possible. Here are a few words of wisdom from some of the world’s brightest.
1. “As a leader, you have to have the ability to assimilate new information and understand that there might be a different view.” – Madeleine Albright
Madeleine Albright made history as the first woman to hold the position of US Secretary of State (1997-2001). She authored several New York Times best-selling books: “Madam Secretary: A Memoir, Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War,” and her most recent, “Fascism: A Warning.”
She now serves as chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group, and as a professor of International Relations at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
2. “Your life is your story – don’t be afraid to make some edits.” – Richard Branson
Richard Branson is the founder and chairman of multi-billion-dollar conglomerate, Virgin Group and one of the world’s most celebrated entrepreneurs. He is known for his adventurous spirit and philanthropic work. Among his altruistic ventures are The Elders and Virgin Unite.
3. “We are all storytellers. Entrepreneurs have to be. With a little practice you can unleash this power.” – Peter Guber
Peter Guber is the chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, and the executive chairman and co-owner of the Golden State Warriors. He is also the author of bestseller “Tell to Win.”
Prior to founding Mandalay Entertainment, Guber was chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, chairman and CEO of Polygram Entertainment, Co- Founder of Casablanca Record & Filmworks and President of Columbia Pictures.
4. “The first job of a leader—at work or at home—is to inspire trust. It’s to bring out the best in people by entrusting them with meaningful stewardships, and to create an environment in which high-trust interaction inspires creativity and possibility.” – Stephen M.R. Covey
Stephen M.R. Covey is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, one of the world’s largest leadership development companies. The leadership guru and number one New York Times bestselling author of the “Speed of Trust” specializes in guiding industry leaders on how to build trust in the workplace.
5. “My partners taught me that in order to create wealth, I needed to pair up with people whose strengths compensated for my weaknesses.” – Kevin O’Leary
Kevin O’Leary is the co-founder of O’Leary funds and Softkey Software products, a technology company that sold software geared toward family education and entertainment.
He is a venture capital investor inside and outside reality TV. He is also known for appearing on TV shows such as CBC’s “Dragon’s Den” and ABC’s “Shark Tank.” He also authored the best-selling “Cold Hard Truth” personal finance book series.
The words of wisdom of these influential people serve as lessons the corporate world. Their expertise and passion were highlighted in the talks they had in the past, with some headlining the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) Leadership Series.
On June 19, Stephen M.R. Covey will headline “ANC Presents: Leading with Trust, A Session with Stephen M.R. Covey,” which is part of the efforts of the country’s premier all-English cable news channel to raise the level of discourse on global affairs and business issues in the country by bringing renowned international speakers for a one-day engagement.
“ANC Presents: Leading with Trust, A Session with Stephen M.R. Covey” will be moderated by award-winning broadcast journalist Karen Davila.
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