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Don Wehby inspires Digicel's team leaders

Published:Sunday | June 8, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Group Chief Executive Officer at GraceKennedy Ltd Don Wehby accepts a token of appreciation from Digicel's Procurement Category Manager Tricia Foreman.
Group Chief Executive Officer at GraceKennedy Ltd Don Wehby chats with Digicel's Joy Clark (left) and Jaqueline Pasley following his lecture at the recent Digicel Extra-ordinary Leadership Lecture series.

Group Chief Executive Officer at GraceKennedy Ltd Don Wehby was an inspirational speaker at Digicel's recent Extraordinary Leadership Lecture series. An accomplished and respected business leader in Jamaica, Wehby shared tried-and-true strategies for securing professional and business success.

First, Wehby encouraged the Digicel team leaders to create their own vision, noting that getting everyone aligned to that vision was very important to success. He advised the eager audience to wisely and practically select a team that can carry through on the shared vision. "People are the most important asset that is not listed on the company's balance sheet," he emphasised.

Continuing, he noted that as a leader, you have to have courage to make tough decisions and learn how to accept and learn from criticism.

He urged the Digicel staff to always stay connected to the people they serve. "As a manager, you can't stay secluded in the office, you have to go out in the trenches to see what's really happening," said Wehby.

One of the attendees, Tricia Foreman, Digicel's procurement category manager, shared, "I'm so delighted to have been a part of Don Wehby's leadership session. I have gained practical strategies that I can use to greatly improve the way I work and enjoy success. I'm particularly heartened by his perspective on value alignment; that is, getting the right people to carry the vision."

Conceptualised in 2013, Digicel's Extraordinary Leadership Lecture series provides an engaging forum for Digicel team members and managers to engage with notable leaders in the public and private sector on how to effectively and successfully lead.