Walt Rakowich is a leadership speaker, former CEO of Prologis, a global real estate company that is the world’s largest owner of industrial distribution facilities, and author of Transfluence: How To Lead With Transformative Influence In Today’s Climates Of Change. He works with several nonprofits, serves on the board of directors of Host Hotels and Resorts, Iron Mountain, Inc., and Ventas Inc., and is on the board of trustees of The Pennsylvania State University. He earned an undergraduate degree from Penn State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Learn more at his website, www.waltrakowich.com, and follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn at @waltrakowich.
I really enjoyed the connection with Walter from Jeff Nischwitz. He was very open and authentic about some of his tough experiences in his time as CFO, then president and COO and finally CEO. Some loveliest comment stuck with me like don’t moan over people. Treat them well with dignity. The importance of communication and being appropriately vulnerable. He’s learnt a lot by asking watching listening and surround yourself with great people who you then become like. He’s a great believer into avoid becoming fearful or prideful. His favourite books were man’s search for meaning by Victor Frankel and Rick Warren the purpose driven life. His final thought was to be thankful and to be humble.