Charlie Garcia interviews international CEO Sol Trujillo. The discussion spans the importance of self-confidence, mentorship, asking questions, intellect, communications and desire to accelerate one's career.
Charlie introduces ALPFA's new Leadership Certification and Mentorship Platform.
The interview continues with balancing Humility with being Extraordinary in order to motivate others to achieve as well. The love of community and country was driven by his observations of driven people who work hard for everything.
Sol offers advice to young families and those who are close regarding how to make good decisions, especially by deciding and living your values as much as possible.
The mic is then open to students who have questions.
A1 - Performance equates to results for yourself and your team. (Flor Gonzales, ALPFA UT Dallas)
A2 - Ask your business mentors what their best and worst job performances were. Then reach past the best score. (Robinson Adames, )
A3 - Getting an MBA immediately following your undergrad allows you to maintain the momentum, whereas people who get a few years of experience under their belt tend to have an easier time of the material. (Lardo Torres, Florida International University)
A4 - Performance matters more than anything else. If you become a leader, leading by example where you do not ask people to do things you would not do. (Selfie stick)
A5 - What skill should an aspiring executive look to learn early in their career. You have to understand how to leverage technology in today's world. (Jeffrey Cole, Baruch College)
A6 - Breaking the Latino immigrant stereotype in the USA... Moving to the States for Better Opportunity but don't want to lose their spice. Does not want to get political. First international student in his high school. I want to break that stereotype (audience applause). Do what you need to do and want to do and people will see what you create and become. Performace is the great equalizer. Now more than ever, when a stereotype is smashed and will change based upon what you do rather than what people think you are capable of or not. (Bernard, Drexel U rising Sophmore)
In closing, Sol relates business to sports... quoting a basketball player, "My vocation is my vacation"... working to depolarize the country.