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Today, Chad sits down with Dan Helfrich, Chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting.
With 56,000 employees, Deloitte Consulting has grown from a small but vibrant agency to one that generates billions in revenue each year and has a global influence.
Key Discussion Points:
- The benefits of having the ambition to make an impact rather than for a specific position.
- Hear about the joyful first steps of learning and creating in the early days at Deloitte.
- Helping the formation of the DHS and TSA following the events of September 11th.
- Deloitte’s strategy for maintaining focus amid a plethora of new opportunities in the government sector.
- How the Deloitte team went about building partnerships to form a broad coalition.
- The advantages and disadvantages of being a private versus a public company.
- The importance of protecting your own wellbeing in order to remain an effective leader.
- Having the confidence to make decisions about things that matter to you personally.
- Watching live sports, listening to podcasts, hiking, and other practices to unwind.
- Why Dan reads biographies rather than classic business books.
- The value of seeking to understand people and demographics that are unfamiliar to you.
- Deloitte’s initiatives to promote engagement among different cultures and communities.
- Cultivating a culture of service by promoting humility rather than arrogance.
- The intersection of sponsorship and luck – the key recipe for success.
- Deloitte’s goal of being the most influential and responsible consultancy in the world.
- Getting fueled by impacting the lives of people in diverse ways.
- The platforms Dan uses to communicate with and encourage a team of 56,000.
- Dan Helfrich on LinkedIn
- Dan Helfrich on Twitter
- Transportation Security Administration
- Just Mercy
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