If you have ever watched NBC’s hit television show 30 Rock, you are familiar with the personality of Liz Lemon. Liz Lemon is never afraid to be her quirky and independent self. In fact, Lemon’s fidelity to her personality is a terrific strength. Staying true to herself, Lemon is able to navigate a team of rowdy and talented people towards a common goal week and after week. This can be inspiring to watch. At least, the new Global CEO for the advertising agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky seems to think so! Lori Senecal was recently named to this prestigious position, and Liz Lemon is one of her heroes.
Of course, Senecal knows that 30 Rock is just a fun television show. However, being able to draw insights from a variety of mediums is an important skill. It a skill that has helped Senecal succeed in the marketing world, a place where so many different ideas can be floating around at once. For example, Senecal realized early in her career that creating a common company culture is more than just a lofty idea. A common culture helps grease the wheels of progress. Senecal has always accomplished more through actively crafting a culture.
Through all of her successes, Senecal has never forgotten the people who inspired her along the way. According to hubspot.com, this is why Senecal is also passionate about giving back to her company through mentoring others. Mentoring can help accelerate the talents of others. The mentoring process is also rewarding for the mentors through being able to connect with younger generations.
Finally, Senecal is proud to be a woman in her industry. She understands that many women mistakenly hold back their talents waiting to be formerly call upon. Senecal understands you have to move in the direction of your fear. You can’t wait for someone to drag you to your goals. In fact, Senecal knows that small dose of fear women feel is actually the secret sauce for success!