Hosts author and entrepreneur
By SHERRY DIGMON
Each year, United Bank holds a Joint Advisory Board meeting in which board members and guests from across the UB footprint come together to hear about the latest bank news and initiatives from President and CEO Bob Jones.
It’s also a time when the bank presents a program of interest. This year, the speaker was Kristen Hadeed, CEO and founder of Student Maid and author of Permission to Screw Up.
Her message was one of poor choices, bad decisions, sometimes failure. But her message was also one of rising above all that and becoming a successful leader, mentor, and employer.
“Young people today are so petrified to fail,” Hadeed said. “They’ve never had to do anything hard on their own. A lot of people are really capable but haven’t been given a chance … Let people fail, but let them fix it.”
The bank had a copy of Hadeed’s book for everyone at the meeting, and the author signed books for everyone who wanted an autographed copy.