Success Begins with People
A Wall Street CEO who started out as a Walmart cashier shares his best career advice. While many skills, strategies and execution are key to success, the relationship with people is what really counts.
Kevin Turner, the former Microsoft chief operating officer is joining Citadel Securities as chief executive officer. He will also be the vice chairman of parent company Citadel, which manages $24 billion as of June.
Prior to Microsoft he worked his way up at Walmart, starting as a cashier while in college and later becoming CIO responsible for many of the company’s industry-setting technology initiatives. He later became CEO of Sam’s Club.
“We all work very very hard in business. When you think about business in that aspect, there’s lots that goes on in the day. There are lots of meetings, celebrating of results, challenging performance…there are lots of tactics that go into a business model. When our work is done, the one thing that we’re going to remember and hopefully be remembered for, was our relationship with other people. And having that bond with other people and inspiring them to do their very best work, is what I aspire to do at Citadel.”
Like Turner, many high ranking executives share the spotlight with their team members. Success is both, an individual and team proposition. Watch the video including Kevin’s Career Advice