President Of A Multinational Company

2119 WordsMay 8, 20169 Pages
“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.” — Douglas MacArthur One continuous message that came across throughout the Kukin lecture series is that leaders in the business world come in all shapes and sizes. Most of us have an image of what a typical successful businessperson looks like; however, this image was certainly altered after hearing from the various speakers we had the privilege to learn from in our Contemporary Problems in Business class. Many of the speakers took a roundabout path to get to the place they are today, and others never expected to find themselves in the business world whatsoever. One of our first speakers, Vivien Glueck, is the CEO of a multinational company; however, she began her career working for NASA and never envisioned herself taking over her fathers’ company, Citromax. Similarly, Ziel Feldman started out as an attorney and eventually became a huge player in the real estate investment world, while Lance Hirt majored in Biology in YU before becoming a partner at a private equity firm. Some of our speakers, such as Howard Jonas and Lazar Kornwasser, displayed a laid back and approachable temperament that was both unexpected and made them much more relatable as people, as role models and as leaders. The “American dream” of having
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