Executive Insights is a series by Shipping and Freight Resource that provides ongoing insights and thoughtful analysis enriching the knowledge of the readers with what is happening in the shipping, freight, maritime, logistics and supply chain industry..
Executive Insights is also a chance to pick the brains of industry veterans, leaders and enablers..
In this edition of Executive Insights, we caught up with Sheri Hinish – self proclaimed Supply Chain nerd, Executive Advisor and Thought Leader, IBM Futurist, Influencer in Supply Chain, Sustainability, Innovation, and Leadership and of course SupplyChainQueen®...
SFR : You were nominated as a 2019 Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Pro to Know”.. What does this nomination mean to you and how has it helped you in your career/life..
I was flattered and humbled to receive the 2019 Pro to Know award. There are so many awesome supply chain practitioners and leaders doing amazing work.
I didn’t feel any different about myself. My nickname and being called the Supply Chain Queen is a bit tongue and cheek, in that if you know me you can tease out that I’m actually not too fond of titles or hierarchies. This is why I started the supply chain revolution.
Does the Pro to Know title sound good? Sure!
Does it make me better than anyone else, or more capable? I don’t think that title defines who I am, the value I add to others or the world.
I can name 15 people in supply chain who are doing epic things and you’ve probably never heard of them and they’ve never been a Pro to Know.
I hope to bring awareness to these folks and evangelize leaders, rebels, around the world on my podcast. This is how I hope to be remembered, by what I have given and the talents I’ve shared with others to make the world a better place.
SFR : What are the top 3 values that has helped you achieve what you have achieved so far..??
Integrity, courage, curiosity
SFR : There are several people trying to break into this industry, trying to survive and grow in this industry.. As an industry and thought leader, what are some of the points that the job seekers need to bear in mind when applying for positions.. Maybe even some tips for them..??
Don’t be afraid to be yourself and know your worth. Never stop learning and don’t make excuses. If you have the desire and follow through, you will go much further than the smartest person in the room. Relationships matter and must be nurtured.
I can look back on my career and have met people years before the relationship developed into a business engagement. Lastly, not everyone will like you.
Recognize that you can’t please everyone, and you may not be everyone’s cup of tea…and that’s ok.
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