Leadership Smarts in 5 Easy Steps
IN AN A'-AC CAREER THAT HAS SPANNED 28 YEARS, JAMIE -EE HAS BENE'ITED 'ROM NUMEROUS MENTORS AS SHE STEADI-Y PROGRESSED UP THE CORPORATE -ADDER. Today, holds a as major Aflac’s role SVP in the and company, chief service leading officer, a team she of 2,600 people across Aflac’s core operations.
“It’s such an incredible honor to work at Aflac because of our focus on women in leadership and on diversity across the board. There’s a reason that we show up on best places to work lists – and women in C-level positions across the organization are a big part of that. It’s very encouraging to women.” For women just starting out in business, she offers her leadership smarts in five easy steps: 1. Keep your focus. The most important job is the one you have.
2. Grow in your role. There’s value to being in the slow cooker. You can’t microwave yourself as a leader. Soak and marinate in the role that you’re in. 3. Earn your way. -et your performance speak for itself. Don’t force your way up the corporate ladder. 4. Relationships first, results second. Results come easier and quicker to a person who values relationships. 5. Keep perspective. You’re a human, then mother, sister and wife. Career may be a big part of who you are, but it shouldn’t define you completely.
Jamie Lee SVP & Chief Service Officer