"I think about four different characteristics that leaders have: Expertise, appeal, empathy and fortitude," Ferguson said. Expertise, he said, is the foundation upon which the other characteristics are built.
"Nobody wants to follow someone who's a complete amateur," Ferguson said. "Expertise strikes me as being a bedrock basis of leadership."
As head of TIAA-CREF, Ferguson leads a company that has about 8,000 employees, serves about 4.8 million people and has about
Appeal, he continued, is the ability to articulate a sense of vision. Without appeal, it's hard to inspire followers if they have no sense of purpose. Good leaders also demonstrate and convey empathy.
"You want to follow somebody that validates what goes on in your life," Ferguson said. And finally, fortitude is essential to push through when the going gets tough.
"Everyone understands that the path is not always smooth ... There will be challenges that come up in the back and forth of competition. I think most followers want to see their leader lead through with a degree of competence."
In his former role as vice chairman of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve, Ferguson was the only board governor in
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Whiskey Jar accolade
Finally, if you'd like to take a break from the heavy topics of finance and cyber-security, consider heading down to the Whiskey Jar. Located on the
At the Whiskey Jar, patrons are most likely having "The Shallow South with
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