Who Am I & Who Do I Want to Become by Lisa Price


Dear Readers:

For the past 6 months, if not longer, I have been intensely focused on plans for LDF’s annual fundraising gala, which held on November 6, 2014 in New York City.  LDF honored three exceptional business leaders and visionaries, and commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision.  More than 600 guests were present.

At different stages during this process, I asked myself – am I doing what I really want to do in my career?  Am I comfortable with who I am?  Do I know who I want to become?  I am working on the answers to these questions.

Lisa Price/Tony Cenicola The New York Times

Lisa Price/Tony Cenicola The New York Times

Frequently I come across articles that I find to be inspirational.  If I cannot read them at that moment, I file them away for the future.

One article was an August 21, 2010 interview between Adam Bryant, a New York Times writer who talks with top executives about the challenges of leading and managing for his Corner Office series, and Lisa Price, President and CEO of Carol’s Daughter, a successful hair, body and skin-care corporation headquartered in Manhattan and one of my personal favorites.

The title of the feature – Don’t Take It Personally – really spoke to me.  Ms. Price discussed her leadership style and how it has evolved over time.  She also gives examples of how she no longer takes challenging business encounters so personally.  I will speak more to her points in a future Brooklyn Legends post.

Also in my “future viewing/reading” pile, I bookmarked a 3 minute where Ms. Price discusses the start of Carol’s Daughter, which was originally located in Brooklyn.  In this segment she touches upon two important questions – Who am I?  Who do I want to become?

I am pleased to share this video with you.  I look forward to sharing more of Ms. Price’s sage leadership advice in future posts.

Have a wonderful day and week!


Adam Bryant of The New York Times – http://www.nytimes.com
Carol’s Daughter – Lisa Price – http://www.carolsdaughter.com