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Level Up is designed to help you get to know the leaders of Experian and gain insight into the skills needed to grow your career.
Most recently, we spoke with Alex Lintner, Group President of Experian’s Consumer Information Services. In this role Alex is responsible for overseeing Experian’s US consumer credit bureau and the Group’s Consumer Assistance Centre (MCE).
Here are a few takeaways from our discussion with Alex:
Diverse perspectives help bring out the best ideas.
Alex loves to surround himself with people with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Diverse perspectives help drive innovative ideas and projects. Here are ways to expand your world:
Encourage intellectual conflict.
Alex loves debate and letting the best idea win. Intellectual conflict is a key for innovation and success. Here are a few ways to encourage healthy debate on your team:
Say yes more often.
Saying “yes” more often is actually one of Alex’s top three pieces of advice for success in your career. Here are a few things you should consider saying yes more often to:
Seek to understand before you seek to be understood.
If you are always trying to be heard, there will be no time to listen. The next time you want to be understood, ask yourself these questions, then make the extra effort to understand first:
Strategy doesn’t move mountains; bulldozers do.
Alex believes that business is not about the idea itself, but getting that idea done—and done well. It’s not enough to talk about what you want to do; you have to have the ambition, tenacity and grit to execute your ideas. Here are a few things you can do to build your just-do-it mentality:
We were so happy to have the opportunity to chat with Alex for Level Up.