I’ve had the pleasure of working with Scot Stapleton of Education Corporation of America during the past three years as he began the process of transforming the career services function of ECA. We worked as business partners on a key project whose objective was to positively impact the lives of ECA’s graduates, by equipping them with critical life and job search skills. This called for replacing a traditional paradigm with creative, new thinking.
Scot had the vision to see how tens of thousands of ECA graduates could improve their lives and livelihoods if they were able to better navigate their own career and job searches, in order to put their degree to work. Scot successfully aligned the senior leadership of his organization around this vision, then he and his team executed the strategies necessary to make it a successful reality. As a result of what he and his team have accomplished, tens of thousands of families will reap a lifetime of benefits because their moms and dads have been connected to better careers faster. In addition, he has created a significant competitive advantage that positions his organization as the category leader in each market it serves.
Top Qualities: Vision, Strategic Thinking, Alignment of Senior Leadership, Execution, Results, Partnership