Ashley, what was the crazies experience or most unique experience you have had while on vacation?
My most unique experience I had while on vacation was waking up one morning and looking out the window of the place I was staying only to see an Indian Elephant walking down the street. I became accustom to seeing her walk by each morning when I woke up. She and the Hindu priest riding her where heading to the temple each morning.
Choosing to complete an Executive MBA is a big consideration. What would you say was the turning point for you in choosing to complete the Telfer Executive MBA Program?
My turning point in choosing the Telfer Executive MBA was a very simple and enjoyable event. It was the morning that I attended Professor Dana Hyde’s Class “Strategy Formulation and Implementation.” I joined the candidates in the class room setting and was able to see how diverse the group was and well as see how the inner workings of a class discussion where no one seemed too shy to ask questions or provide comments of their perspective. This made it so much more interactive than I expected and I must say I loved it and wanted to be a part of it ever since.
What do you admire in a Leader or mentor? Do you have someone you consider a strong mentor or leader within your life?
I think there are three aspects that I admire about a leader and my past mentors. First, each of these people in my life knew how to inspire others to complete any task at hand. Secondly, they were able to ask the difficult questions internally to themselves as well as listen and learn when others ask those difficult questions. Finally, they are able to help and guide their subordinates in becoming better leaders. In my past and present life I think there are two major people that stand out to me as mentors and that I aspire to be a leader like them. My mother is the first one as she mentors and motivates her staff to grow and become greater. CPO Currie is the man that taught me these seven simple words to live by, “Solve the problem not the blame.”