MGMThink: Leadership Lessons with Lili

Chief Experience Officer Lili Tomovich shares her personal testimonies of leadership and development in a new MGMThink series – Leadership Lessons with Lili. In the first installment, People Passion, Tomovich touches on life lessons learned from watching her father’s positive interactions with others.

People matter. This is a lesson my dad taught me very early on in life. Although he never actually said those words to me, I was lucky enough to watch him engage in life and embrace the human race. As a little girl, and even as a grown woman, I was always amazed by how he connected with people from all walks of life, and inspired by his genuine curiosity in people and their life stories. I suppose his background as a sociology professor sparked that flame.

Over the years, as I watched how he interacted with others, I saw the way he treated people, expressing genuine interest in his students and colleagues. He made it his business to know everything about them – their dreams, their families. And if there was a way he could help them, he did. I listened to the way he spoke to people and I saw firsthand how they responded to his passion, enthusiasm, genuine interest and insatiable appetite for life and human connections.

His extraordinary ability to connect with others – what I call a “people passion” – made a lasting impact on me and those lucky enough to have known him.

It’s become a core tenet of my leadership philosophy.

Click here to read the rest of Tomovich’s blog on MGMThink.

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