Beth Pritchard - Taking the Right RisksPresentation Transcript
How Does She Do It? Leading Across Work, Family and the Globe University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Women Leaders Conference Beth M. Pritchard Thursday, March 31, 2011 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Leadership Is Who You Really Are
Leadership Is What You Do Schlitz Brewing Company Business Manager – New Product 1969 - 1971 Central Intelligence Agency National Clandestine Service (NCS) Central American Operations 1969 SC Johnson Wax Vice President – Insect Control 1971 - 1991 Bath & Body Works President and CEO 1991 – 2004 Victoria’s Secret Beauty CEO 1997 – 1999 The White Barn Candle Company CEO 1996 - 2003 The White Barn Candle Company Dean & Deluca Vice Chairman, President and CEO 2006 - 2008 Crabtree & Evelyn Vice Chairman 2008 - 2009
Leadership Is What You Do Sunrise Beauty Studio CEO and Principal 2009 to Present The Alshaya Group North America Business Development Advisor 2008 - Present
Leadership Is What You Do The Vitamin Shoppe Board Member
Leadership Is Taking Risks Those who dare to be different, make mistakes, embrace a passion to succeed . . . but always within their value equation.
Leadership Is Working With Mavericks Don’t hire your clone Be the first to be different Irreverence and humor If they agree with you all the time – let them go
Leadership Is Going the Extra Step Hugs, not handshakes Never take paper reference at face value If it worked before, change it before someone else does Tie everything to the bottom line
Leadership Is A Passion To Succeed Pattern competitors to find out where they are, then go in a new, different direction A firm hand, but gentle touch Demand an entertaining, emotional experience for your customers . . . every time, every where
Leadership Is A Partnership Vendors must be partners in good and bad times Create a team that is always trying to exceed your goals Build a relationship with your customers . . . there are no average customers Sales force is key; the customer doesn’t ask who is part-time
Leadership Is Owning The Culture Passion for the customer Super teams versus a team of super stars You never win the war, only the battles Price of admission is a good idea
Leadership Is Owning The Culture Culture starts at the top . . . remember everyone is watching! Lack of balance is not an option Set goals beyond conventional expectations Leaders create energy in an organization
So, how do I do it? Leadership Is All About The Values You Hold Follow your passion Keep your life balanced and be present in the moment Be compassionate and respect all Forward thinking – always improving and learning Celebrate the wins Analyze, not agonize the misses