Last month, I attended the NIRI Senior Roundtable Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, a sub-set of the larger NIRI professional association committed to advancing the field of investor relations. This annual three-day conference is for highly recognized senior IRO leaders, which hosts expert speakers and member-led discussions focused on keeping the profession on pace with the changing expectations of the financial markets and management teams.
I jointly hosted a panel on "Becoming Strategically Indispensable", which was one of three discussions addressing "What's Next In Your Career." In order to become strategically indispensable in today's business world, you must go beyond your job title and invest smartly in your career. Specifically, I led a discussion about intangible leadership traits that continue to be the number one factor in a professional’s potential to rise to the top leadership ranks.
It was an honor to take part in this exceptional meeting of top IR professionals. I am already looking forward to next year!