This is the Leadership Journey series on the Choosing Leadership Podcast.

I believe we all have a lot to learn from each other’s stories – of where we started, where we are now, and our successes and struggles on the way. With this series of interviews, my attempt is to give leaders an opportunity to share their stories and for all of us to learn from their generous sharing. If you know a leader whom you would like to see celebrated on the show, please send me a message on LinkedIn with their name.

In the interview, Steve shares how travelling around the world as a child has shaped him into a curious and open person. He also spoke about the challenges of working with people of different cultures and how he learned to compromise and look for win-win solutions, and yet doing that without compromising on his foundational set of values.

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In the interview, Steve shares

  • I was blessed to work on every, literally every continent of the world.
  • Fortune had favoured me and I didn’t have any debt in my life.
  • I’m a straight shooter. I’m very, you know, I believe authentic and transparent
  • You have to be prepared. To stand up for what you believe in
  • Sometimes you have to stick to your principles and it might mean that you have to step out, and that’s not pleasant, right? But that comes with the territory.
  • You have to be extremely resolute and resourceful and make sure that you’re managing your own energies
  • I have a personal dream, uh, to build a charity that will fundamentally change underprivileged children’s lives.
  • I think navigating, uh, the ambiguity at the moment is extremely challenging.
  • You’ve gotta let your team see the human side of you, uh, as much as possible.