Tens and hundreds of people saying “Thank YOU!”

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I got SHOCKED!

Just had lunch with the CEO of a multinational company. After a couple of decades with the company, he decided to step down. Having announced his departure, what happened last couple of months shocked him!

Tens and hundreds of people messaged him to say “Thank YOU”. Tens of people cried when they heard the news. One colleague he had not spoken in 15 years called him to tell him how much he had impacted his career and life.

In a word, he was positively shocked!!

I asked him why. His response:

“I was only doing my job! And in our company, people are not encouraged to give praise much. So I NEVER knew what impact I had!”

And this was shocking to me!

And made me want to share this. We should not wait until somebody leaves to tell them how much they helped us. May it be the CEO, an important mentor, a colleague, etc . We should do it all along!

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LEX GREENSILL​

Chief Executive Officer, Greensill​

Lex is the co-founder and CEO of Greensill, and a Senior Advisor and Crown Representative to Her Majesty’s Government on Supply Chain Finance. He was awarded the CBE for Services to the British Economy in Queen Elizabeth II’s 2017 Birthday Honours.

Lex previously established the global SCF business at Morgan Stanley, and led the EMEA SCF business at Citi.

Lex holds an MBA from Manchester Business School, and is a Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of England and Wales, and Queensland.