Kim Lubel, CEO, Chairman of the Board, Director, and President of CST Brands. CST is the second largest fuel and convenience retailer in the U.S. and sells fuels under licensed brands like Valero, Exxon, and Shell. This past June, Alimentation Couche-Tard bought CST for a deal worth $4.4B.
"I put people into two different categories: people who manage up really well and people who manage down really well, and I love the latter. If I find someone whose team would walk across hot coals for them, that’s the person I want to work with because I know there is authenticity there, and they are supporting their teams and vice versa. It’s the folks who manage up really well but have this underlying storm all the time who concern me because you don’t know if they’re just trying to charm to cover up. You want to make sure they’ve got the base behind them to go forward.”
"Make sure not to set your expectations too low for what you can do, and recognize that at every twist and turn you’re going to have opportunities to expand your horizons, and you should take those.”
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