There are many valuable wisdom nuggets shared every year by influential and inspiring leaders.
2022, despite its ups & downs, was no different. These are the top success tips shared by top CEOs this year.
Tim Cook, Apple CEO
Cook, who was responsible for providing leadership and business advice as well as tips and tricks to other people, received some of the best advice in 2022 from Cook. a commencement speech delivered at Gallaudet UniversityWashington, D.C., is home to a large student population that is hard of hearing or deaf.
Cook, in a speech that was translated into American Sign Language, encouraged graduating students to follow one decision-making strategy: Follow your moral compass over all else.
Cook claimed that this tactic would result in the highest professional and personal success. Cook also stated that it was this sense of meaning that brought him to Apple in 1988.
“I know in my heart: Staying true to who you are and what you believe is one of the most important choices you can make. It will make you more connected. You will find greater satisfaction at work. And with a little luck and a lot of effort, it will help you build a more meaningful life.”
Cook also spoke out about one of the best ways to identify your personal moral code. It will help you “deeply understand who you are” and what beliefs you hold. Visualize a situation in which you are uncertain, and imagine how you would react in an ideal world.
“When you imagine your future … the question you should ask is not, ‘What will happen?’ but ‘Who will I be when it does?’ I hope you will be kind and compassionate … I hope you’ll see the wonder and joy in being part of something greater than yourself. And magic to be found in the service of others.”
Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, Feeding America CEO
Claire Babineaux Fontenot, Feeding America’s CEO, understands the importance of giving back. Babineaux Fontenot, who is responsible for the largest American hunger-relief agency, has been constantly on the lookout to find career advice that emphasizes building a fulfilling and rewarding life.
Babineaux Fontenot back in March spoke with CNBC Make It about the best career advice she ever received — and it wasn’t even directly shared with her.
Instead, it came from a 1970s essay: “The Servant as a Leader” by Robert K. Greenleaf, a former AT&T executive. Greenleaf described a model of leadership that prioritizes serving others in the essay.
Babineaux Fontenot’s main epiphany
“Always assume good intentions of your co-workers, that people want to work together to do good.”
Her conclusion is supported by research. It is possible to assume good intentions from others. Research from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania found that people routinely underestimate how much others like them — and it can have a significant impact on workplace success.
Babineaux Fontenot for her part says that accepting the best in others was transformative in her own life as well as her career.
“Now, I tryTo understand to the extent that I can how people are wired, then help to create environments where, however they define winning, we can win together — and we should all try to do that.”
Ed Bastian, Delta Air Lines CEO
Throughout the course of the pandemic, air travel has been at the forefront of Covid-era challenges — from flight cancellations to staffing shortages to increasing aggression from customers.
It is therefore logical to assume that Delta CEO Ed BastianYou would be able to see the benefits of effective leadership in times of disruption, upheaval, and general uncertainty from a unique perspective.
Bastian began 2022 with the creation of the Bastian. sat down with Harvard Business ReviewAdi Ignatius, editor-in-chief, joined us for a discussion about leading in a crisis. He stressed the importance to stay close to your team during difficult times.
It’s easy when times are difficult to want to shy away when you don’t have the answers to the questions that you need. It’s never more important to be visible and let people know what you know and what you don’t know.
Beth Ford, CEO of Land O’Lakes
Beth Ford, Land O’Lakes CEO, is no stranger at success.
After holding leadership positions at Scholastic and PepsiCo, Ford’s rise up the corporate ladder at Land O’Lakes was marked by many milestones. Ford is Land O’Lakes’s first female CEO in its more than 100-year history. She also became the first openly homosexual woman to become a Fortune 500 CEO.
Ford is a worthy recipient of all her accolades. told CNBC Make ItFord was only 11 years old when her mom gave her the best career advice.
Ford was “throwing tantrums” about a problem that she thought her mother understood. Ford was the middle child among seven siblings and her concerns were lost in the chaos.
“So my mother turned to me and said, ‘If you want something, you should ask for it; I’m not a mind reader’ … and I remember that moment so clearly.”
Ford said that Ford’s moment was a confirmation of the importance and skill of advocating for oneself.
“Often, we think, ‘Nobody is going to see the good job I’ve done,’ or we’re scared to ask for help. Yet, if you do ask someone for help, or ask for what you want, people will reach out and give it to you.”
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