Regulatory clashes, bad hires, battle scars: Lessons from Bankers of the Year
Learn something and pass it on.
That’s the spirit behind this slideshow, which sought to pick the brains of our five Bankers of the Year for epiphany moments in which someone told them something wise, or experience taught a hard lesson, that stuck with them through their careers.
Sometimes mistakes — a botched relationship with banking regulators, or a rushed hire — were the best teachers, our 2018 honorees say. The key to benefiting from gaffes is admitting them and correcting them, according to two of the bankers.
Other times, a pearl of wisdom from a wise colleague made the mission clear or the path to success smoother. Spouses and parents, whether they are in banking or not, can chime in with good advice or encouraging words at just the right time, some honorees say.
Yet another says just being curious, every day, got her to the next level.
School is in session in the following items, with the lessons learned by the Bankers of the Year arranged by their sources of inspiration: