On Tuesday, November 3 at the Women’s Leadership Counts event our CEO Renee Fraser, PhD moderated an inspiring panel for the Japan America Society of Southern California. As a wrap up, Renee asked each panelist to share advice for up and coming business leaders. Everyone’s advice varied slightly but they all centered on meaningfulness and “intentional living.”
“I feel people are more successful if they, ‘have a small brain and a big heart.’ Not using too much thinking, instead using the heart to tap into what is inside, very deep inside.” – Mari Miyoshi, President, Sumitomo Realty and Development U.S.A. and Sumitomo Fudosan Hotel Villa Fontaine Co., Ltd. Japan
“Every day we do the same things. Try to discover how every moment is different. Learn from every moment and have joy in every moment. Discover what is different even though you are doing the same thing.” – Yoko Narahashi, President, United Performer Studio
“Be sure to lead your people, don’t manage them. Find out what motivates key members and help them with that. Make sure you have purity of information when you make a decision. Talk to everyone and find out how this decision will affect them. But, ultimately you make the decision. Show you care about the people so they will want to follow you.” – Robert A. Rivero, CEO, RAR Management Services LLC
“In building relationships and leading your team you have to ask yourself, what makes it warm and fuzzy so you want to come back? It’s not about a thing. It’s about empathy and heart. Tap into those things that are really important because in the end it’s all about the interconnection of people.” – Rona Tison, SVP, Corporate Relations, ITO EN (North America) INC.