Where I learned to be a Maverick – SCJ, pregnancy, name change
They will always think like you Experience at BBW vs. SCJ But not just to be different BBW – 40% newness – couldn’t think like P&G, but trained like it – shower gels Vision around Holiday Raft trip Bob the Dog Lack independent thinking
You will spend more time with your co-workers than spouses, family, etc. over your lifetime. It is all what you make of it - - make a difference, make an impact. Want to sit next to you to Europe Think like another industry – i.e., not personal care packaging goods, rather fashion Shower Gels / Gift Sets Personal care was a routine – changed to a pampering experience
i.e., J&J or Avon Kate – emotional connection
Make it or its sell side not buy 40 + Compensation / promotion Child at Christmas
G.E. - BP’s core team - - -Laurie / Mike / Ethan - - have followed me from my days at SC Johnson to BBW to Dean & Deluca to present at Sunrise Beauty Studio. invited Les ??? Insist
BOD – my design person Linda ?????
My greatest accomplishments – my family and friends. Being the first woman VP at SC Johnson and taking a small retail chain to one of the most recognized and trusted brands ever in personal care. Don’t let one area control your life. All work and no play . . . When you do take time for yourself, family, friends . . . Disconnect . . .. Put down the Blackberry and really be present. I’m sure I will sound like your parents, but life really does go fast and you have to enjoy every minute. The old saying, it takes a village . . . Don’t discount anyone or their contributions. Learn from your peers, colleagues, family, competitors, etc. Learn what kind a leader you want to be or in some cases, what kind of leader you do not want to be. Always recognize a success, big or little. You can’t change history but you can definitely change the future.
Transcript of "Beth Pritchard - Taking the Right Risks"
How Does She Do It? Leading Across Work, Family and the Globe<br />University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee<br />Women Leaders Conference<br />Beth M. Pritchard<br />Thursday, March 31, 2011<br />8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.<br />
Leadership Is What You Do<br />Schlitz Brewing Company<br />Business Manager – New Product<br />1969 - 1971<br />Central Intelligence Agency<br />National Clandestine Service (NCS)<br />Central American Operations <br />1969<br />SC Johnson Wax<br />Vice President – Insect Control<br />1971 - 1991<br />Bath & Body Works<br />President and CEO<br />1991 – 2004<br />Victoria’s Secret Beauty<br />CEO<br />1997 – 1999<br />The White Barn Candle Company<br />CEO<br />1996 - 2003<br />The White Barn Candle Company<br />Dean & Deluca<br />Vice Chairman, President and CEO<br />2006 - 2008<br />Crabtree & Evelyn<br />Vice Chairman <br />2008 - 2009<br />
Leadership Is What You Do<br />Sunrise Beauty Studio<br />CEO and Principal<br />2009 to Present<br />The Alshaya Group<br />North America Business Development Advisor<br />2008 - Present<br />
Leadership Is What You Do<br />The Vitamin Shoppe<br />Board Member<br />
Leadership Is Taking Risks<br />Those who dare to be different, make mistakes, embrace a passion to succeed . . . but always within their value equation.<br />
Leadership Is Working With Mavericks<br />Don’t hire your clone<br />Be the first to be different<br />Irreverence and humor<br />If they agree with you all the time – let them go<br />
Leadership Is Going the Extra Step<br />Hugs, not handshakes<br />Never take paper reference at face value<br />If it worked before, change it before someone else does<br />Tie everything to the bottom line<br />
Leadership Is A Passion To Succeed<br />Pattern competitors to find out where they are, then go in a new, different direction<br />A firm hand, but gentle touch<br />Demand an entertaining, emotional experience for your customers . . . every time, every where<br />
Leadership Is A Partnership<br />Vendors must be partners in good and bad times<br />Create a team that is always trying to exceed your goals<br />Build a relationship with your customers . . . there are no average customers<br />Sales force is key; the customer doesn’t ask who is part-time<br />
Leadership Is Owning The Culture<br />Passion for the customer<br />Super teams versus a team of super stars<br />You never win the war, only the battles<br />Price of admission is a good idea<br />
Leadership Is Owning The Culture<br />Culture starts at the top . . . remember everyone is watching!<br />Lack of balance is not an option<br />Set goals beyond conventional expectations<br />Leaders create energy in an organization<br />
So, how do I do it? Leadership Is All About The Values You Hold<br />Follow your passion<br />Keep your life balanced and be present in the moment<br />Be compassionate and respect all <br />Forward thinking – always improving and learning<br />Celebrate the wins <br />Analyze, not agonize the misses<br />