I have always been in awe of the work Managing Editor of CNBC, Shereen Bhan has done. What makes her so inspirational is the kind of hard work she puts in as a journalist and the versatility of her subjects. Her show Young Turks almost completing two decades, documents the journeys of entrepreneurs. She has received many awards as a presenter but what I was most interested in, was her triple-A approach of success.
The great vision can come undone if people don’t buy into it and this means presenting a clear purpose which then defines not just your mission statement but also your action plan – Shereen Bhan
“Growing up in an Air Force background meant that every two years, we had to pack up our bags, say our goodbyes and start afresh.” Her first A stems from that constant change – acceptance. “Change was never easy and it meant new schools, new friends and having to prove yourself over and over again. There was a lot of anxiety but once I came to terms with the reality I learnt to make my peace with it and tried my very best to adjust and adapt to it. This early training in accepting and adapting to change has helped me immensely in my professional career. It has made me resilient and versatile.”
We all have vulnerabilities but use your fears to improve and not use it as a crutch – Shereen Bhan
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“I believe that success is directly related to your ability to adapt to new playing fields. Playing to your strengths is important and I find it important to not be fixed in our perception and not lose the ability to fly.”
Fear and self-doubt creep up on me but the voices in my head have made me think of new ways to overcome it – Shereen Bhan
“As a leader getting my team to not just move in a certain direction but actually take ownership of that direction has been a key priority.” Execution of the plan is important she adds. The great vision can come undone if people don’t buy into it and this means presenting a clear purpose which then defines not just your mission statement but also your action plan.
Strong journalists are made of ethics and principles. There is a lot to learn from Bhan’s constant endeavour towards quality work. These ideas have definitely inspired me to be better and push boundaries to achieve greater heights.