When speaking to a group of aspiring VPs, Teck Resources President & CEO, Donald Lindsay – recently awarded top BC CEO by Business in Vancouver – advises they leverage their career success by focusing on building relationships with their peers. He cautions: “The only people who can promote you from here on are those around you. If they don’t want you to succeed, if they don’t want to be led by you, you won’t be”. Lindsay goes on to advise: “The ones who are going to be really successful are going to go and talk to the customer, or talk to the potential partner, find out what their concerns are, find out how they like to work. They collaborate and figure out how to do it best together. Both sides feel they’re accomplishing something, and they’re moving forward.” For more leadership insights from this BC CEO Award winner read: BIV.com – Donald Lindsay: Mining is in Teck chief’s blood
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