Accountability in Life and Business

Posted by Caitlin Joyce on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 6:42 PM PDT

“You need to hold yourself accountable for what you do, your relationships, your reputation, communications and performance. You’re accountable for your whole life from your health and relationships to your work and home life.” – Deborah Limb, ‘88

On October 16, Deborah Limb, '88, will present on “Accountability in Life and Business” at the first SU Advantage | Networking Night of the year. 

Limb, Seattle U’s 2013 Professional Achievement Alumni Award winner, speaks frequently on leadership and accountability.  Her philosophy was honed over 26 years at Boeing where she rose quickly through the ranks, most recently serving as Director of Structures Engineering leading a team of more than 500.  Limb is currently in transition to her new position as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for CRISTA Ministries where she has served on the Board of Trustees for six years, including three years as chairman.

In her presentation “Leadership and Me,” developed during her time at Boeing, Limb says that a leader is someone who sets direction, motivates and supports their team. A leader creates more leaders, not just followers, and a real leader should always be clear on what they stand for and their values. 

As part of Limb’s personal leadership philosophy, focusing on accountability personally and professionally, she poses the question, “Are you where you want to be?” It was because of this philosophy that Limb accepted her new position at CRISTA Ministries.

““I’ve been given so much, I feel God compelling me to step up to the ministry full-time. I want to serve while I still have the strength.””

On October 16, Limb will speak to her leadership philosophy with a brief presentation that uses examples from her life.

After her presentation, attendees will break out into three structured networking sessions focusing on questions stemming from Limb’s presentation. 

You’ll have the opportunity to connect with professionals from a variety of fields and industries, while gaining insight on the important role accountability plays in leadership, business and all aspects of your life.  

SU Advantage | Networking Night
Thursday, October 16, 2014
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Sorrento Hotel | Top of the Town Room
900 Madison St. 

Registration is now open.