July 11, 2019
Our 2003 Young leader Jennifer Easterly, Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and Global Head of the firm’s Cybersecurity Fusion Center, talks about “Empathy Matters: Leadership in Cyber”.
“Having both served in the U.S. Department of Defense in the post-9/11 era, we’ve found ourselves in far-flung outposts around the world, where Americans and Coalition partners served with courage and at great personal sacrifice, answering a call to duty in service of their nations. In these complex, uncertain, and challenging environments, great leadership is often the differentiator between mission success or failure – life or death – and is largely predicated on the ability to build a high-performing team, one driven by trust and shared purpose, based on what some might find a counterintuitive characteristic in combat leaders: an empathetic understanding and appreciation of backgrounds, experiences, and motivations. (…)”. Read more here.