Sharen Jester Turney
Sharen Jester Turney, Former President and CEO of Victoria’s Secret
"We also value different ideas because we want to maintain our entrepreneurial spirit of constantly pushing ourselves to change. We look for those who are ‘disruptive' in terms of thinking about things in a new way, because the world is going to constantly change and therefore we have to constantly change."
"As I bring in new senior executives to the company, I always tell them not to do anything for the first 90 days except learn, get onboard, and understand the brand. We don’t expect them to do anything more than that initially. Most people don’t understand that philosophy; they want to come in and do things immediately. But it’s important to get to spend some time just learning about Victoria’s Secret."
"I’m compassionate and I’m passionate, but I’m also tough and have high standards.I tell everyone this: If 99 percent of the things are going right, I have a tendency to focus on the 1 percent that isn’t. I’m working to appreciate the 99 percent more."
Photograph and Interview via Leaders Magazine