Industry Voices

What do you wish someone had told you at the beginning of your career? by Christophe Derdeyn

Christophe Derdeyn

You will achieve the greatest success in your career by prioritizing strong relationships. Continuously expanding and nurturing your network is essential for personal development, discovering new opportunities, and thriving in complex environments. Approach every task as if you own it, this will leave lasting impressions and strengthen relationships. Support others …

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Which entrepreneur, living or dead, would you most like to have dinner with and why? by Anand Narayan

Anand Narayan

I would choose Elon Musk for a dinner conversation. His relentless innovation across multiple industries, from automotive with Tesla to aerospace with SpaceX, consistently pushes the boundaries of what’s possible. Musk’s unique approach to solving global issues like renewable energy and space colonization is transformative and inspiring. Engaging with him …

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What do you wish someone had told you at the beginning of your career? by Indira Bunic

Indira Bunic

I wish someone had explained just how life-changing writing a book can be. It’s not merely about crafting words—it’s pouring your soul into something that could profoundly resonate with others. When we write, we’re not just sharing knowledge; we’re offering pieces of ourselves that can shift perspectives, inspire growth, and …

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Pitch your business to a complete stranger who knows nothing about your industry by Matthew Flanagan

Matthew Flanagan

Flanagan Business Management is a dynamic consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, organizational development, and stakeholder engagement. Our team of seasoned experts collaborates with businesses across diverse sectors to optimize operations, enhance profitability, and drive sustainable growth. Whether it’s streamlining processes, implementing innovative solutions, or fostering a culture of excellence, …

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What makes you most optimistic about the future of your industry? by Indira Bunic

Indira Bunic

I am optimistic about the future of our industry as we recognize that effective leadership transcends expertise and authority, embracing emotional intelligence, empathy, ethical integrity, active listening, and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, accountability, and trust. Boards and organizations now prioritize these qualities, steering us toward leaders who adeptly handle …

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What makes you most optimistic about the future of your industry? by Christophe Derdeyn

Christophe Derdeyn

Information Technology is at the forefront of innovation, rapidly evolving. There is an ever increasing need for Digital Transformation. IT enables global collaboration like never before as it finds ever more and broader applications in every aspect of our lives, while creating jobs for an increasing number of people in …

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What belief do you hold about your industry that is not shared by many? by Indira Bunic

Indira Bunic

Effective leadership development in modern times should expand beyond traditional ideas of authority. Instead, it should prioritize vulnerability as a strength that builds trust and connection. This can be achieved by focusing on active listening, continuous learning, and adaptation, creating an inclusive and open culture of innovation, trust, and resilience. …

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What misconception do people outside of your industry hold about it? by Julie Catania-Shady

Julie Catania-Shady th

One common misconception is that writers are born with an inherent writing talent. While some people may have a natural flair for language or storytelling, the truth is that developing strong writing skills demands consistent dedication and hard work. Writing is a craft that can be honed and perfected through …

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