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Sean Berg

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Governments & Critical Infrastructure, Forcepoint

Berg believes good leadership is about creating a vision that inspires a team to exceed expectations. He carries Forcepoint’s profit and loss responsibility and leads the growth strategy, which involves mentorship to build the company’s talent bench and expand into new government security markets. Emerging leaders need to be able to make decisions quickly, and recruiting and retaining them requires being “creative, aggressive and paranoid,” Berg said. “There are multiple examples of tools companies use to do this: succession planning, key talent reviews, rotational and mentorship programs are all well-established ways to identify and develop talent,” he added.