Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com
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If there’s one person you should look up to, it’s your boss’ boss. Business students and careerists alike can benefit from the inspiring words and actions of those they aspire to be. Mirroring your heroes and studying those in higher positions are excellent ways to develop desirable traits, and to learn the stories and values of those in the business world. Consider these seven inspiring executives — they have some energizing words of advice!
1. Ken Powell.
Ken Powell is the beloved CEO of General Mills. He boasts a 96% approval rate and the coveted title as America’s most beloved CEO. A proponent of corporate philanthropy, Powell lives and believes the General Mills mission: “Nourishing Lives.” In an interview for Leaders magazine, Powell stressed that the measure of success in his business is sustainability and impact. “We ...