Inosi M. Nyatta
Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
MY GREATEST STRENGTH
Adaptability and tenacity. The landscape around us is constantly changing and those who succeed must be able to adapt to address new requirements and demands, and not give up when they are faced with a new challenge.
The people around me who work hard to help their families and communities in the face of sometimes insurmountable odds—particularly those who do so with a positive attitude—inspire me. My family is filled with people who do this daily. They have been a tremendous support to me during my life and have helped me get to where I am today. I hope to be able to follow in their example and help others achieve their full potential.
HOW I MOTIVATE OTHERS
The best leaders lead by example. It is not enough to tell people what to do. It must be clear that you are willing to do everything you ask of them.
OUR GREATEST CHALLENGE
The African-American community is a treasure trove of talent and ability on every level. Our greatest task is finding ways to unlock this talent and ability on a wholesale basis by ensuring that educational opportunities, quality health care, and positive role models are available to the younger generation.
I have learned that it is important to love what you do. If you find something that you enjoy doing, you will excel at it because you are interested and motivated to go a great job.
First impressions are very important. Someone starting his or her career should be positive, proactive, and willing to volunteer. It is great way to distinguish yourself and create a positive first impression.