Apple’s new senior vice president of retail Angela Ahrendts won’t be taking up the newly created position officially until Spring 2014, but in the meantime Ahrendts has already started the process of transitioning to a new CEO at Burberry. In a blog post on LinkedIn, Ahrendts talks in length about the following her intuition when deciding to take a new job at Apple, much like she had when first joining Burberry, and also outlines her plans for transitioning to new leadership. If you’ve ever heard Tim Cook talk about moving to Apple, ‘following instincts’ will definitely seem like a theme.
And as I look forward to what will define the next generation, I believe it is imperative that great companies add greater social value – the larger the company, the larger the obligation.
In any working situation, time will always be the deciding factor, so use it to your advantage. Someone once told me that the mark of a great leader isn’t how much you do in a short amount of time, but how efficiently you use it. Remember, use your time wisely, and great results will always follow.
There is a thin line between winning and losing. Often, people look at the two as a difference in points, or skill level, but the truth often lies much deeper than that. Success is derived from the ability to analyze a loss and critique what went wrong to ensure that the same mistakes are not repeated; the same can be said for a win. Winning does not imply perfection, just achievement, so never look at a win as an end to all the hard work that got you there. Instead, analyze a win just as harshly as you would a loss because that could make the difference in ensuring your continued success.
Being scared of the unknown is natural but that fear can be utilized in the form of needed precautions. Never let fear of the future hold you back from progress, because when it does, curiosity can become a much more fearsome adversary .
Living your life today is the only way to prepare for tomorrow. By meeting your own expectations, crossing off goals, and setting up future opportunities, tomorrow will always be much brighter than today. Live free, live wise, and keep your chin up; the mud on your hands today, will be the fruits of your labor tomorrow.
This is an article written by a very intelligent peer of mine,. Give it a read and let me know what you think. How does it apply to your life? Dose it make you believe that you are cool, or just a piece of melting ice on the sidewalk?