Stacey Tigges ’12

Posted on September 9th, 2016 by

Stacey TiggesLead Compliance & Ethics Consultant, Target

What advice can you give students that can help them develop their own leadership skills?

You can learn from everyone.  Observe your peers, you can tell who is succeeding and who isn’t.  Observe your boss, figure out what they like to see and what they don’t.  Observe your boss’s boss.  Pay attention to who people listen to in meetings and who they don’t.  Especially when you’re right out of school, there are a lot of things no one teaches you that you only pick up on from experience, and purposely observing everyone can really help you figure out the unwritten rules and expectations quickly.
What advice were you given to help you develop your own leadership?

The original advice/quote I remember is “It’s not who you know, it’s who knows you” – I’ve now experienced that to mean something like this: Work hard but also meet people and build meaningful connections with them.  If you do these two things after time opportunities will appear where you weren’t even looking for them.

 

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