moment with a manager: Mark Begrin | Appalachian Highlands
Last name: Marc Begrin
Title: Vice President of Finance
Company: international hard rock
What are you doing? Oversee all areas of finance/financial reporting/planning and analysis/cage operations and retail
In your opinion, what are the keys to success? Above all, know that no one can stop you from realizing your potential. Only you… Believe and surround yourself with supportive, knowledgeable, like-minded people. Finally, Stephen Hawking said: “Look at the stars and not at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and ask yourself what makes the universe exist. To be curious.”
List some of your main successes: Determination and perseverance. More importantly, I had great people investing in me.
Who were your mentors? Melonie Johnson – President and COO of MGM National Harbor and Rafael Verde, Senior Vice President, Regional Operations for Penn National Gaming
Can you name a turning point in your career? Leave Valet and become a general accountant. I never looked back.
What management books would you recommend? “How to Make Friends and Influence People” – Dale Carnegie, “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” -John C. Maxwell and “Primal Leadership” – Daniel Goleman.
Do you read national trade publications? I am not subscribed to any publication. However, I google with the best of them!
One piece of advice you would give to an aspiring manager: Whatever your current discipline or the position you work for, master leadership, communication skills and learn something new every day. Most importantly, empower your employees – if you don’t know the answer, I bet you they do.
Is there anything else you would like to add? A quote that resonates with me the most is “Nothing in the world can replace perseverance. Talent won’t; nothing is more common than talented men who fail. Genius won’t; genius won’t. rewarded is almost a saying. Education won’t; the world is full of educated dropouts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent. — Calvin Coolidge. Hope this helps someone when times get tough .