Ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things when they expect more of themselves. That’s the message from Keisha Bell, DTCC Managing Director and Head of Diverse Talent Management and Advancement, who joined the Beyond Barriers podcast as a guest to discuss her career path, what helped her achieve her goals, and why it’s important to find joy in everything you do.
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Keisha understands what it takes to go beyond barriers. She believes in changing mindsets, forging progressive practices, and views each employee as an agent of change. Keisha says that the role of a leader is to make decisions that move things forward. Her secret is to never overcomplicate things and to keep it simple. While it’s important to seek trusted feedback, eventually, a choice needs to be made. That’s why sometimes, the most important decision you can make is just making a decision. So if you’re feeling stuck and overwhelmed with options, remember that unless you’re a surgeon, there is “no patient on the table”, just make the decision!
This podcast was originally published by Beyond Barriers on June 8, 2022.