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Leadership Lessons: Be Transparent and Drive Results

Leadership Lessons: Be Transparent and Drive Results

There's no one "right" way to lead a business. Today's leaders have a lot of wisdom to impart about managing the modern workforce, because each one approaches leadership in his or her own unique way. Every week, Business News Daily will share a leadership lesson from a successful business owner or executive.

  • The leader: Wendy Hamilton, CEO of TechSmith
  • Time in current position: 6 months
  • Wendy's philosophy: "Establish an inclusive corporate culture that's focused on driving results for the customer." (Click to tweet)

My father, William Hamilton, co-founded TechSmith in 1987. He has always been my biggest inspiration to pursue a career in technology. He was a strong believer in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education, encouraging me to pursue these areas of study at an early age.

During my time as global head of life sciences at Thomson Reuters, I really began to realize my philosophy in life and business: to always be transparent, results-driven and strategic. I believe these values are mandatory for a leader to possess, and they need to permeate into the rest of the company culture in order to drive successful results for customers.

Edited for length and clarity by Nicole Taylor.