Thursday, March 15, 2012

Emerging Leader Spotlight: Jacobia Solomon, VP, Engineering, Mimeo

Name: Jacobia Solomon
Title: VP, Engineering

Company: Mimeo
Location: Memphis, Tennessee

Favorite quote: "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams

What is your leadership style?
Leadership style is situational. Most would say that I am naturally supporting and empowering and I would agree.

What tools or resources have you used that have been crucial to your success?
Leadership competency and Lean Six-Sigma tools have both been crucial to my success. Leadership competency tools guide me in leading and influencing, constantly enhancing. Lean Six-Sigma provides a strong foundational method to understand problems, analyze, and resolve with confidence.

What steps are you currently taking to improve yourself, professionally?
Learning more about the Printing Industry through research and conferences. Also, seeking an executive coach to improve professional style and leadership competences to support current and future roles.

What are some top tips you can recommend to other women who want to be recognized as a high potential emerging leader?
Continue to raise their VIP status, V- by being visible at all levels, I- get involved in activities outside of your role and influence positive change; P- present a professional presence at all times.

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