They’ve made it to the top, so they clearly know a thing or two about business. Many of the country’s leading executives haven’t been shy about sharing their leadership lessons, so pay attention to what they have to say.
Some of these professionals have founded seriously successful companies. Others are currently holding — or have previously held — high-profile leadership roles at some of the most well-known businesses in the U.S. — and the world.
Ready to see what they have to say? Here’s some leadership advice from powerful executives you’ll want to pay close attention to.
Seven Leadership Lessons From Top Executives
“Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.” – Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO
Lead By Example
“I’ve always had the attitude that there’s no job in my company that I shouldn’t be willing to do…I can’t ask someone to do a job I’m not willing to do myself. If I see paper in the parking lot, I’ll stop and I’ll pick it up. I won’t call someone to do it.” – Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner and serial entrepreneur.
Change Your Mind
“It’s perfectly healthy–encouraged, even–to have an idea tomorrow that contradicted your idea today.” – Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder
Never Stop Learning
“There is no perfect fit when you’re looking for the next big thing to do. You have to take opportunities and make an opportunity fit for you, rather than the other way around. The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.” – Sheryl Sandberg, former Meta COO
Keep the Right Company
“It’s important to surround yourself with people who will challenge you and tell you when and why you are wrong.” – Mary Barra, General Motors CEO
Help Your Team Win
“As a leader, it is important to not just see your success but focus on the success of others.” – Sundar Pichai, Alphabet and Google CEO
Know When to Quit
“Sometimes you can gradually improve things. But sometimes, they don’t work, and you’ve just got to just say: Let’s grind this baby to a halt.” Abigail Johnson, Fidelity CEO
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