As we celebrated leaders, there was an intimate coffee shop style interview with J.W. Marriott Jr. where he highlighted his key insights into the top characteristics of a leader. Not surprisingly, his insights were absolutely on brand and delivered with humility.
1. Listen to Others
Mr. Marriott Jr. shared his favorite four words, "What do you think?" In his experience, listening to others is a true mark of a leader. Being able to surround yourself with diverse and intelligent people helps one to make better, more informed decisions, than just listening to yourself.