Paula Sneed's 11 Principles

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Published August 10, 2015

Paula Sneed’s 11 Principles

Paula Sneed has done it all. And continues to do so.

She heads the Phelps Prescott Group. It is a strategy and management consulting firm.

In her career, she was executive vice president of Kraft Foods. Since retiring, she has been interim president of InRoads and chief operating officer of Right To Play— both large and significant nonprofits.

Along with all of this, she manages to find time to be on the Board of Simmons College and a number of corporate boards, including Charles Schwab.

Paula joined us at the Institute for Charitable Giving’s seminar on Leadership. We asked the group to evaluate her several presentations. On a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the highest— she received all 5s except for some 6s!

She ended her session by giving the group the 11 principles she lives by. Look them over. They will provide your True North.

Paula’s 11 Principles

  1. Live the highest, ethical standards.
  2. Be self-confident.
  3. Be optimistic.
  4. Maintain high energy.
  5. Be decisive.
  6. Take risks.
  7. Be resilient.
  8. Be resourceful.
  9. Be courageous.
  10. Be a creative problem-solver.
  11. Be a lifetime learner.

If you knew Paula, by the way, you would recognize she actually walks the talk.