Frank DeGeorge, CTO Impact Networking
“One of the greatest lessons I have learned is to be inspired by the people who lead you, and be an inspiration to the people you lead.Throughout my career, I have learned that to be successful you need a team of people who share your passion and have common goals.
In my experience, you do not have to be an executive to lead people. A team, including its leader, is only as strong as its weakest link. Encourage those on your team to become leaders.
Celebrate the talents that individuals bring to your team. If you maximize the synergy of your team, they will surpass their current capabilities. As team members grow and develop, new leaders will emerge. Creating an environment where this is not only possible, but encouraged, should be part of your core culture.
In my career, I started in an entry-level position and worked my way through multiple positions to my current role as CTO, all while staying with the same organization. I have learned that leaders who instill confidence in others ability to execute and succeed get the best results out of their employees.
That is the type of assurance you need to give your team(s). So, my advice would be to add talent that inspires you and allows you to learn and grow as an executive.”