Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a Cullman luncheon with the former President and COO of Wilson’s Leather, Dave Rogers. Earlier this fall I participated in a Cullman Luncheon that featured Jesse Tyson, Global Aviation Leader for ExxonMobil. The Cullman Executive Luncheon Series is designed to bring 10-15 graduate students and senior executives, many of whom are also graduates of Fisher, together in an informal setting. Past executives have identified their current roles, discussed work history, and have provided insights into business in general. There is also a time for Q&A at the end.
Personally, it was hugely beneficial to interact with and glean “best practices” from these executives who had 35+ year careers to draw upon. Jesse and Dave both shared things that they did well and also shared about things to avoid as a manager and an executive. The questions asked by my fellow classmates were also very informative and brought out the richness of their experiences in business.
In an age where there seems to be a lack of either good or ethical leadership, the luncheon was a great way to get face to face with an executive who led well and could share those experiences and lessons learned along the way.
Outing: lunch at Buca di Beppo in the Arena District with two beautiful ladies, CS and MC.
My Neo-like move in ops at Prof. Hill’s question of “what do you think a manager would see different than a customer in this case” while I was filling out an internship application. Plus, there’s the fact that he called me by my last name, which I’m not used to. I said “satisfaction” and an ominous silence followed (his face was priceless), but I could say “you know, he might worry about employee satisfaction” before he could destroy me. Bring it on!!! 🙂
Me: “Good morning. I’d like to reschedule the appointment I have today”; Nurse: (very politely) “Sir, you called yesterday to reschedule for tomorrow”. Me: [banging head on desk].
Quote, by the news anchor on Fox: “We really urge all our viewers to stay off the road, as the snow is making conditions unsafe for anyone to be out there. Now let’s go live to our reporter XYZ who has been driving all night keeping us updated on road conditions.” (…huh?)