|Barbara Tulipane talking to Park & Rec. College Students|
Barbara Tulipane, the CEO of the National Recreation and Park Association was a guest speaker at George Mason University talking to college student studying in the School of Recreation, Health & Tourism.
Barbara engaged the student in a discussion about the future of the Park & Recreation field, and where they may want to apply their talents in the coming years.
When covering what it take to be a successful CEO she had the following points of wisdom (paraphrased):
A good CEO must...
- be a leader and a follower (in different settings).
- be a futurist.
- be a relationship builder.
- have industry knowledge.
- be a spokes person.
- have a good understanding of financials.
- be motivational.
- be an able operator.
- have courage to make decisions.