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C-suite career advice: Regina Moran, Fujitsu

24-11-2015-regina-moran-fujitsu
  Name:
Regina Moran

  Company: Fujitsu

  Job Title: CEO UK & Ireland

  Location: London, UK

 

 

1.              What was the most valuable piece of career advice that you received?

 

Believe in yourself and back yourself to succeed. I cannot say this enough to people – whether they are starting their career or are established and looking to progress up the ladder.

As a businessperson, in any sector, you need your colleagues, employees and peers to believe in you and the direction you are taking the business, your team, your division and your work. If you don’t believe in yourself, how can that transmit to others?

 

 

2.              What was the worst piece of business advice that you received?

 

There has been value in all the advice shared with me.

 

 

3.              What advice would you give to someone starting their career in the tech industry?

 

Be willing to adapt and change. Working in the technology industry, this is especially relevant given the evolution of the sector during my career. But aside from moving with technological change, as a business leader, you need to be able to adapt to what your customers and your employees need.

Throughout any career, people are met with challenges and you cannot simply tackle every challenge in the same way – each will require subtly, or sometimes very clearly, different approaches. The ability to adapt to this is a core leadership skill.

 

 

4.              What tips would you give to someone aiming for a c-level position?

 

Be authentic, self-aware and believe in yourself.

 

 

5.              Are you particularly proud of any career advice that you’ve given or the career route/development of anyone you’ve mentored?

 

I am happy to have encouraged many people throughout my career to stretch themselves outside their comfort zone and discover talents they didn’t know the possessed.

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