ALL Award Honoree talks about taking risks, learning from failure, communicating, and preparing for leadership

May 20, 20152 minute read

FordBeth1447Beth Ford, EVP, Chief Supply Chain and Operations Officer, Land O’Lakes, one of the two 2015 recipients of the AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award, spoke at the AWESOME Symposium about her leadership philosophy and lessons. Debbie Lentz, SVP, Supply Chain Toys”R”Us, also a 2015 honoree, participated in the up-close conversation and her comments will be posted next week.

Excerpts from Beth Ford’s conversation at the Symposium

On taking risks:

On failure:

On the idea that women give power away:

On communicating:

How to move ahead in your career: