Many CEOs sleep with their smartphones on the nightstand next to their beds. Some even sleep with it in their beds. Deloitte CEO, Cathy Engelbert prefers to keep hers downstairs at night. "Disconnect yourself every once in a while," she told an overflow crowd on March 14, 2018, during the CEO@Smith speaker series at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “You work hard, but you need to find time to take care of yourself.”
CEO @ Smith Speaker Series presents Cathy Engelbert, Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte, on March 14, 2018, in Van Munching Hall, home of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Students starting their careers should ask themselves three questions, Unilever North America President Kees Kruythoff said on Oct. 10, 2017, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “These individual discussions can help you discover your personal purpose,” Kruythoff said during a CEO @ Smith keynote address. “People with purpose, they thrive.”
In the face of hotel industry disruption, Marriott International’s answer is to grow, the company’s president and CEO said April 26, 2016, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The Bethesda, Md.-based hospitality giant is poised to become the world’s biggest hotel company later this year with the acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, allowing it to create more connections with middle-class travelers worldwide.
Business leaders need to win to advance their careers, but SAP CEO Bill McDermott says they must never lose sight of the need to play fairly.
The Smith School’s CEO @ Smith speaker series will continue in April with a presentation from Marriott International’s Arne Sorenson.
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Bill McDermott is a fantastic storyteller with tremendous energy. The CEO of SAP enthralled an audience of students, alumni, faculty, and staff at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business with tales of his life experiences. From his first entrepreneurial venture, to his most memorable sale, to his an overhaul of the worst branch at Xerox, to what he learned from a terrible accident, McDermott had his audience on the edge if their seats.
Big companies need more of the entrepreneurial spirit that pervades the University of Maryland, PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi said March 25, 2015, during a CEO@Smith keynote address in College Park, Md.
Do the right thing when nobody is looking, Deloitte Global CEO Barry Salzberg said April 13, 2015, during a CEO@Smith keynote address in College Park, Md.