TBF Mentors October 2012

GREAT ADVICE

 

TBF MENTORS | October 2012

 

Missed our mentoring event? Read some great advice that resulted from conversations between business leaders and women entrepreneurs.

 

ON TAKING OWNERSHIP

“The best thing you can possibly do is take ownership of all your successes and, more importantly, all your mistakes because it's going to inspire confidence and loyalty anywhere you work.” — William Detwiler, Partner, Three Ocean Partners

 

ON DEVELOPING A CONCEPT

“Your business has to come from inside your soul; it has to be something that you're really passionate about. Develop your point of view — something that makes you unique — and really stick to it. Just keep honing, clarifying and putting it out there.” — Ed Filipowski, Co-President, KCD

 

ON MAKING DECISIONS

“When you fail or delay in making a decision, the decision is made for you." — Rachel Sterne Haot, Chief Digital Officer, NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment

 

ON DOING THINGS RIGHT

“Setbacks and disappointments are only a moment in time. Never give them more than they're due.”
— Susan Lyne, Chairman, Gilt Groupe

 

ON MOVING FORWARD

“Nothing is more important than your relationships. It’s so critical. Every meeting that you go to, try to turn that meeting into two more meetings.”
— Cheryl Henry, Chief Branding Officer & Senior VP, Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc.

 

 

ON LISTENING

Listen. You don't learn anything by talking. Listening makes for good business and it makes for good friends.” — Liz Robbins, Lobbyist

 

ON BALANCING WORK & FAMILY

“Don't try to do it all, don't try to be perfect, don't try to be a superwoman; you already are. I've accepted that there are days when I'm a really great wife and mother, there are days when I'm a really great president and founder and there are a few days when I do both of those really well at the same time — and it's OK.” — Lisa Price, Founder, Carol's Daughter

 

ON DIFFERENTIATING YOURSELF

“When everyone zigs, zag.” — Alexa Von Tobel, Founder & CEO, LearnVest, Inc.

 

ON INNOVATING

“Rather than like you, people should respect you. It's important to do business with integrity, but it's also important to do business with innovation and to inspire and lead people."
— Andrew Rosen, Founder & CEO, Theory