Biz journalist mother inspired Rebecca Jarvis
Laura Emily Dunn of The Huffington Post interviewed ABC News chief business and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis about her career.
Here is an excerpt:
How has your life experience made you the leader you are today?
I grew up in a family of journalists. My mom Gail MarksJarvis is a columnist at Reuters and my grandfather was a journalist.
As a kid, I would watch my mom work and I was fascinated by the fact that she could literally ask anyone, any question.
“Are you allowed to ask that?” I’d ask her.
“It’s my job to ask that.” She’d tell me.
That pursuit of the truth is originally what attracted me to journalism. It also influences how I behave as a leader. I am always questioning: myself, conventional wisdom, group think, trying to elevate everything I do and everything my team does.
I also really credit my dad with the leader I am today. He taught me to believe in myself, to know my value, to stand-up for the underdog and to give humanity the benefit of the doubt. All lessons that make me who I am, as well as the leader I am.
Read more here.