An Interview with Joe Almeida, Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO of Covidien, plc
How would you characterize or describe your most important mentor?
My most important mentor was not a high-level, senior company executive. He was the third boss I had in my life. He was a vice president of operations for a company that I joined seventeen years ago. He had all the characteristics of a person who has gravitas. He had grace under fire. He was a calm person, and he had a drive for results. He led by example. He had an incredible ability to understand and acquire talent, and he was a very kind person.
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