LinkedIn recently launched a new segment for its Influencer Program, where leaders and visionaries compiled their best advice under one umbrella: Lessons they would tell themselves if they were 22 again. Here are few snippets from the series:
History is made by people who understand that they might not be able to control all of their circumstances – but they can control their attitude.
– Mark Weinberger, Chairman and CEO, EY
Avoid buying a house. …as the value of flexibility increases, and the value of tenure goes down, home ownership is going to become an albatross as opposed to a blessing.
– Aneesh Kumar, Head, Consumer Engagement Strategy, Aetna
Ask for feedback. Proactively. Don’t wait for someone to give it to you. Seek it out in every interaction and surround yourself with people who will be honest with you.
– Gina Bianchini, Founder & CEO, Mightybell
Tell stories, do demos, and use pictures. The most enchanting people tell stories, do demos, and use pictures to influence and persuade others.
– Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist, Canva
“Call it a log, a diary, a journal or whatever – just get in the habit of writing yourself down. I can see what I was thinking the day before, the day of, and the day after I separated from someone I really loved. I can see what I dreamed (literally and figuratively) and how it changed over time.
– Oliver Perrin, Partner at Culture, Semoitician, Brand Strategist
Be open, be curious, persevere. Most organizations have a number of doors open that you can’t see at first, and the path you end up on is often not the one you intended to follow. I never could have imagined I would like business as much as I do, or that it would offer me the chance to be creative, have an impact, and feel a sense of mission..
– Beth Comstock, CMO at GE
Check out the rest of the series and contributors right here.