Want to leverage your work, wealth and wisdom to for social good? Executive Leadership Council COO Brickson Diamond explains how to bring the same drive and intentionality to your philanthropy and board involvement as you bring to your career.
Q: What would you advise a young person who wants to make change from the inside?
“Storm the gates of enterprise, government and society. Do not ever accept the demand that you wait your turn. However, in doing so be prepared to be accountable, responsible and generous, especially to those you displace. Displace them, nonetheless.”
Q: Wherever people choose to make their mark, they need mentors to help them get there. Where have you found great mentors, and what makes a mentor great?
“Some of my best mentors were at the Capital Group, where I worked before and after I graduated from Harvard Business School. I still think about them often. A great mentor brings both passion and perspective. It has to be somebody who genuinely cares about you. Their passion, insight and relevant knowledge is going to make them tell you things that you need to know, even if you don’t want to hear them. If a mentor doesn’t sometime say, “This is a mess”, I don’t think they really count.”
Read the full interview with Brickson Diamond, COO of the Executive Leadership Council at Forbes.
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