As part of our Leading Women series, we want to highlight the professional challenges and career aspirations of the women we work with here in Asia.
In this story, we speak to Leanne Taylor, Chief Operating Officer of Asia Pacific and Japan at Citrix, about the value of mentorship, the one advice that changed her professional outlook, as well as the place that she cannot wait to fly to for vacation once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
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Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Early on in my career, I worked for a fantastic man from Zambia. He told me that if I couldn’t be replaced, then I couldn’t be promoted. So you want to find the best talent within the organisation and develop that talent, because you need to constantly be thinking about how to level up and find people who can replace you. You also have to make sure that this person is going to be comfortable in your role, even if you’re no longer in that organisation. That way you can move on to do other things, be it vertically or laterally.
This is an abridged version of the full interview with Leanne Taylor. For the full version of the interview, click here.