When I was a kid, on the day after Thanksgiving my mom and dad would take me to Chicago to see the Christmas lights and decorations on Michigan Avenue. I felt like a grown up in the bustling big city, bumping into ladies in high-heeled boots and fur coats, and men carrying stacks of big department store boxes and fancy-looking shopping bags.
Think big and reach for the stars while also giving yourself time. Time to learn your craft and develop life skills. You need time to learn your craft as well as the skills to effectively interact with colleagues and successfully reach a goal. That, and a good dose of humility, is what make great leaders.
The Senior VP and Fashion Director of Neiman Marcus is always entertaining and, as fashion show emcee at the fourth annual Splendor in the Garden luncheon at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, held on January 14, he was at his style showman best, keeping 350 of us ladies hanging on his every witty word.