CYP News

YP’s Get a View From the Corner Office

user avatar
WRITTEN BY lclark 2 years ago
  • 0 NOTES

More than 75 young professionals gathered at Harbour Club for a mentoring session with three of Charleston’s top executives. CYP’s leadership delivered this program as a direct result of feedback received from members at our YP 101 events. During this listening session, members provided us a list of questions they’ve always wanted to ask their supervisors but didn’t know how – or lacked the nerve to actually ask them.

Instead of asking their bosses, young professionals took to the Internet and submitted dozens of questions to our panelists prior to Thursday’s event. Our moderator and fellow YP, Meredith Siemens, jumped right in by asking the questions that our members submitted.

Questions included:

  1. How can I build confidence when dealing with executive-level employees?
  2. How can I stick out amongst my coworkers when we all do the same exact job?
  3. What goals can we as young professionals set for ourselves to put us in the best position for leadership opportunities?
  4. What books/resources would you recommend young professional read/use to help us develop into effective leaders?
  5. Is there any advice you can give on when to stay with a company vs moving to a different company to progress in a career?
  6. Understanding that salary negotiating is a taboo topic, what can I do to position myself for a raise?

The event concluded with young professionals receiving a book list containing books that are among our panelists’ favorites. We are happy to share those books with you.



Tony Boor's Book List

Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Patrick Lencioni

Death By Meeting
Patrick Lencioni

7 Habits of Highly Successful People
Stephen Covey

Connect with Tony on LinkedIn
Troy Hall_Circle

Troy Hall's Book List

A Kick in the Seat of the Pants
Roger Von Oech

A Whack on the Side of the Head
Roger Von Oech

Connect with Troy on LinkedIn
026_Laura Varn_Circle

Laura Varn's Book List

Good to Great
Jim Collins

Necessary Endings
Dr. Henry Cloud

First, Break all the Rules
Marcus Buckingham

Connect with Laura on LinkedIn


  • Forbes
  • Conde Nast TRAVELLER

Driving growth.
Defining tomorrow.

The premiere resource for economic information to help your business drive growth and define tomorrow.

Access Regional Economic Data
image description