Anthony Alexander presented "Lessons on Leadership"

10/26/2011

As part of the 19th annual Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Executive Leadership Forum, Anthony Alexander, President and CEO of FirstEnergy Corp, presented students, faculty and staff with "Lessons in Leadership."  

Mr. Alexander gave examples of leadership through three different times:

  1. Adversity
  2. Change
  3. Growth
Since Mr. Alexander took over as CEO of FirstEnergy in 2004, he has had to lead FirstEnergy through all of these facets.  Sharing his experience and how he handled each of these situations was very beneficial to those in attendance.  
Some of the characteristics that Mr. Alexander expects out of a leader were:
  • Set a vision for your company, and be able to simplify and communicate that vision.
  • Be engaged, active and visible, and capable of developing a team that shares common goals.
  • Focus on the future.
  • Consistently strive to create more opportunities for your company, employees and shareholders. 
Mr Alexander earned both his BS in accounting and law degrees from The University of Akron.