https://my.captivate.fm/dashboard/podcast/3b0d4ec4-df58-432b-9a04-1b08843a9c49/linkedin.com/in/hughlinn (Hugh Linn) is a Florida native, and as many people do, he started in retail just to get through college. He was initially studying to be a math teacher and went on to get an MBA in HR from Nova Southeastern University.
Today, he says, " I still get to be a teacher and choose my students for the most part. I have also always been fascinated by leadership and what goes into being a great leader. I have failed more times than I have succeeded, but the learnings from that failure have fueled my success."
He is currently with https://www.officedepot.com/ (Office Depot) as a General Manager in Orlando and initially spent 13 years growing his career at https://www.lanebryant.com/ (Lane Bryant. )
He says that his secret superpower is empathy, and he has found that leaders can solve most problems with compassion and patience. You will hear that loud in clear when you hear him describe his career journey.
Enjoy the episode with Hugh!
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Cover image shot by https://www.instagram.com/dukewinn.newyork/ (Duke Winn)