The Winning Leadership Mantra; Mr. James Michael Lafferty
With a 360-degree view at Westford learning, we aim to turn boring presentations into a dialogue in real time. With every speaker, our webinar series has gained momentum. Bringing together bright minds to offer ideas-focused discussions, on a variety of topics, that encourage learning, inspiration, and, most importantly, wonder. Our series of We connect webinars is our commitment, to bring learning beyond classrooms and engaging with the industry’s top leaders.
On Saturday, 19 September 2020, the esteemed We Connect Webinar speaker was none other than Mr. James Michael Lafferty, Fine Hygienic Holding ‘s CEO. The focus of the session was, “The winning leadership mantra of a Fortune 100 CEO,” resonating with his accomplishments and journey.
Mr. Lafferty has many accolades to his name; presently, he has been recognized as one of the world’s most unique and diversified CEOs. Not only, is he a successful CEO, but he is also an Olympic coach, an award-winning journalist, a college professor, a competitive athlete, and, a philanthropist to name a few. Mr. Lafferty has held CEO positions for Procter and Gamble, Coca-Cola, and British American Tobacco, in the past.
His key message is “Find your passion for what you do!”. Few of the most captivating and intriguing questions posed by the audience were about how to balance work and personal life? How can you overcome these challenges? How do you address the career gap, that one might have? Mr. Lafferty had a personal story to link to each of these questions, so learning was from his life experiences that were genuine, practical and adaptable.
The appeal to audiences, was to never to give up on oneself, we may have different aims or aspirations at different stages of life, but how passionately we live and work each day determines the fate of the success! One of the webinar attendees said, “This is a master class in leadership,” while another said, “The webinar gave them the much-needed insight on what we see as success.”
Mr. Lafferty spoke of successes and failures, with the same level, of dignity and tenacity! This is a winning leadership mantra right there.