Dean Acosta is the Lockheed Martin Chief Communications Officer and Senior Vice President.
Lockheed Martin is a $65B global security and aerospace company with 114,000 employees worldwide.
Dean Acosta leads a team of 500, oversees global communications strategies and activities, and provides strategic communications counsel to the corporation’s senior executives.
He’s held senior leadership positions at NASA, Boeing, Honeywell, Phillips 66, and Resideo.
While at NASA he was press secretary in the aftermath of the space shuttle Columbia tragedy and returned to flight.
Dean has received an Emmy Award for investigative reporting and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a master’s degree from Seton Hall University.
Dean’s LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deanacosta/
WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER FROM THIS EPISODE:
Advice for someone facing a crisis in their career or business:
Tips on avoiding burnout:
“Advocate for yourself and your team.”
“There’s a fine line between arrogance and confidence.”
“Understand your audience.”
“Think about the things that advance the mission of the company.”
“Involve more people in the conversation.”
“When you’re thinking over communicating, you’re usually not.”
“Pause and reflect upon what you’ve learned during the past year".
Good to Great, Jim Collins https://www.amazon.com/Good-Great-Some-Companies-Others-ebook/dp/B0058DRUV6
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