Angela Ahrendts, former CEO of Burberry and current Senior Vice President of Apple is an inspiring woman. Video’s of her on YouTube are full of advices, tips and ideas we can pick up on.
One thing she keeps repeatedly saying is ”listen” and “ask questions, don’t make assumptions,” a piece of advice from her father. “Questions start conversations, stimulate thinking, break down barriers, create positive energy and show your willingness to understand and learn,” she says. She also keeps hammering on how important genuine interest in the personal life of colleagues is.
Trusting your instincts, staying true to yourself and being aware of how others perceive you, are really important according to the former CEO of Burberry. She quotes Maya Angelou: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
The woman that ‘saved’ Burberry is a passionate, beautiful and ambitious power woman. Enjoy a little #tb of Top Woman Angela Ahrendts.