“Expertise can be taught, but character can’t necessarily be taught. Character is something that comes from within.”
Wise words from Geneva’s Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Jane Taylor, who joined a panel of Tacoma leaders on 30 January at the co-sponsored Leadership Luncheon, hosted by the University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) and Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). Panel members included Lieutenant General Stephen Lanza, Commanding General of I Corps at JBLM and Kathleen Deakins, president of JayRay, a Tacoma-based strategic communications firm. Panel members discussed their professional experience with modern day leadership, sharing pro-tips on building, maintaining, and empowering the leaders of tomorrow. At the top of their lists were: “listen”, “embrace diversity”, and “always do the right thing”. Geneva is honored that the U.S. Army featured the event on their website.