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7 Questions with Guita sharifi

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7 Questions with Guita sharifi

Name: Guita sharifi

Current title: CFO

Current organisation: Lifelong learning Administration Corp

15 years+ CFO and operations experience in healthcare and education.CFO of the year award winner 2019

7 Questions with Guita sharifi


1. What have you found most challenging as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise?

Hiring good talent
Lack of succession planning

2. How did you become a CEO or executive of a large enterprise? Can you please briefly tell the story?

I worked hard, build trust, hired smart people and created a learning community

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

Items I must focus are scheduled for am- have a great assistant with project management expertise to support me and my schedule

4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

To build trust within your team

5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

Emotional Intelligence
I practice it daily despite having high expectations from my team they know I still deeply care for them- it has resulted a highly motivated and productive team

6. How do you build leadership capacity in a large enterprise?

Hire smart and hire leaders with unique strengths, diverse and visionary to complement other team members

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise so far?

I decided to transition and 80% of my team transitioned when I left. Some still work with me and some I still mentor

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