We asked business leaders from around the Humber region to share their life experiences, including wins, shortfalls and lessons in their careers to help young talent understand what it takes to get to the top. Find out below what words of wisdom they would give to their younger selves if they knew then what they know now.
A MESSAGE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF
Turning winning into a habit and always trusting your instincts - life lessons from Paul Sewell, Chair, Sewell Group. taken from his recently published memoir ‘Half a Lettuce’.
Push your own development, always consider your impact on others, and try to have fun along the way! - Building blocks for personal and professional success, from Adam Beardmore, Business Development Lead at Centrica.
Don't be afraid to ask questions and never stop learning - advice to help you progress and get from A to B from Jack Holbrough, Senior Engineering Manager at Smith + Nephew.
Believe in yourself, listen generously and make it count - words of wisdom from People Consultant, Helen Roberts as she reflects on years gone by.
A look back to 2017 when Independent Chair at Citycare, & former Secretary of State and MP for Hull West and Hessle, Alan Johnson, wrote an inspiring letter to his younger self.
Be open to opportunities knocking and take time to celebrate - a road map to achieving success from Corporate Entrepreneur & Director, Chris Zanetti, as he shares his winning strategy.
Embrace change, work hard, and if you want that bit more, be willing to give more! - an inspiring insight into the path to success from Michael Smith, Managing Director at Cobus Communications Group.
Be brave, work hard and stay true to your values - tips to help you on your journey from Jo Barnes, MD at SAS CityCare & Director at Sewell Group.
Find your passion, always be adaptable and, if you're struggling, speak up - thoughtful tips to help you on your journey from John Stobart, Fundraiser & Events Coordinator at St. Andrews Hospice.
Remember that building incremental benefit is bigger than the big win - tips to help your professional development from John Dowell, Senior Director - Manufacturing, Smith + Nephew.
Break down silos, build rapport and don't always compete, collaborate! - Key skills you should start developing right now from Samantha Tabbitt, NPD Programme Manager at Smith + Nephew.
See failure as essential, find someone who can motivate you, and be anti-fragile! - words of advice from Runi Brownhill, Senior Scientist Manager at Smith + Nephew.
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