Mr. George Rusnak is a co-head of global fixed-income strategy for one of the largest bank and investment company, Wells Fargo.
(He is an alumni of Rutgers)
We welcomed him as a guest speaker to our executive leadership class and he gave us a lecture about his carrer and job.
Now, he is in charge of managing over 50 fixed-income investment managers, research analyst, traders, and risk manegement professionals around the world.
He needs to organize video meetings with geographically diverse people to manage them and motivate them. At that point, he said "if you want motivate people, let them own thier job. Then, we need to ask them 'how can I help you?' "
We need to not only distribute our leadership, but also support teammates.
I am studying leadership because it's well known but ambiguous, quantitative, subjective, and no one can see it. In other words, I feel it's kind of fishy.
But, the man in the financial area ( he looked like really "banker" with fresh suit and I did not have good images about financial industry) told us about leadership and communication. I had thought that the banking is all about money, but his job in Wells Fargo is that manage people. His lecture was not about financial industry but it was all about people. Ummmm, interesting.