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CEO, Peggy Olin, nominated as one of South Florida Business Journal's 2021 Power Leaders
Meet South Florida's 2021 Power Leaders 250
By Melanie Dickinson – President and Publisher, South Florida Business Journal
This year’s Power Leaders 250 – our annual "all industries" publication – profiles executives from the region’s top public and private companies.
The special section includes brief biographical information illustrating how these executives were selected for this prestigious honor. But we also provided some personal information, so you can gain some insights into their personalities and see interests you have in common.
These are the executives who effectively lead their companies through the challenges that come with growing a business in such a competitive business market.
And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how their stewardship helped their companies maneuver through one of the most challenging years for business ever due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
To that end, we asked them what one lesson they learned from leading their companies during a health crisis.
While many touched on how important it is to pivot quickly and adapt to change, or how technology helped keep open the lines of communication with team members, others spoke about cherishing quality time spent with friends and loved ones.
And as remote work became the norm for many, one CEO said: “Productivity has no relation to the place from where you work.” Others realized how much time they had spent commuting and traveling to meetings. And yet, “screen time is no substitute for in-person meetings.”
Another CEO noted: “Our productivity increased by about 25% while working from home, with surprisingly few challenges to creative collaboration.”
I think you’ll find their observations as inspirational as I did, as their responses highlight the region’s indomitable spirit and tenacity to succeed – regardless of the challenges.
Many of these people will be familiar to you, whether from Business Journal reporting or as longtime business and community leaders. About 30% of them, however, are new to this special publication. We’ve made them easy to identify, along with those who are icons of the business community, and executives who have been featured at least five times.
The Power Leaders 250 and our annual Book of Lists are year-round resources of the companies and executives that are advancing the South Florida economy.
I’d like to extend special thanks to Nova Southeastern University for sponsoring this publication.
And thank you, our readers, for your continued support now and all year long. We wish you continued success.