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NYREJ Industry Leaders Spotlight: Robert A. Banner, Construction & Design


September 27, 2022 - Spotlights

What advice would you give the next generation of leaders in your industry?

Our industry is dynamic, hard driving and ever-changing. The best advice for the next generation of leaders is to surround themselves with people of diverse backgrounds and skills that are as talented and conscientious as possible. Then give those who report to you as much responsibility and credit as possible consistent with reality. Finally, to step back and look at all situations from multiple points of view- especially from the point of view of those who report to you. Many people rise to leadership roles based on extremely hard work and ambition but once you arrive different skills are required for effective leadership. Making the people that report to you look good and feel heard is an essential part of next generation leadership. I for one think the next generation of leaders and workers work just as hard and care just as much as their predecessors- they just manifest their commitment in different ways that need to be explored and understood.