Or is a tyranny of old people and a lack of leadership skills, most importantly mentoring and sponsoring the next generation, open for criticism?
I received a comment from a reader on my last column.
Here's the gist of it:
"I did not tweet or post (your last column) because of the ageist comment/s made about Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. I have no problem with them being criticized as lackluster, but not because of their age."
Here's my response:
"I always look for people who have a broad spectrum of ideas who do not necessarily think just like me but can challenge me on a lot of different aspects," says Thomas, a Managing Director in Accenture's Infrastructure Operations practice and co-lead of the African American employee resource group.
Sam Johnson, EY's Americas Vice Chair and Southeast Region Managing Partner, talks about the importance of sponsors, his passion for early childhood education and why it's critical for Black and Latino kids to get involved in STEM early.
Tony Jordan, Senior Partner at EY, talks about how mentors and sponsors helped him in his career, gives advice on how to become a high potential and the benefits of serving on a not-for-profit board.
Tony Jordan is a senior partner in the Boston office of EY where he specializes in forensic accounting investigations, issues surrounding Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and general business-related disputes. He has extensive litigation consulting, forensic accounting and auditing experience; is a certified public accountant; and has been providing financial consulting advice to clients for over 20 years.
Innocent Shumba, Assurance Partner in EY's Technology Industry practice, talks about growing up in Zimbabwe and how he got interested in accounting, how mentors and sponsors helped him in his career and five things high potentials should avoid.
Innocent Shumba is an Assurance Partner in EY's Technology Industry practice with over 14 years of experience serving private and publicly held high-technology companies, ranging from fast growing pre-IPO entities to large multinational firms.