Monthly Archives: May 2012

Celanese Leadership Program – The Summer Job of a Lifetime

In a few short weeks, eleven summer interns and five full-time associates of the Celanese Leadership Program (CELP) will make their way to Dallas.  They will come from Austin, Ann Arbor, Salt Lake City and Charlottesville.  They are chemical engineers, CPAs, mechanical engineers and econ majors.  They will hold passports from China, countries in Africa, India, the US and more.  They want to be general managers, CEOs or CFOs.  They are incredibly diverse.  But they share a common objective:  they all want to develop their skills and talents to accelerate their careers with the types of opportunities that Celanese can provide. 

With Michael Stubblefield, the general manager of our Ticona business, I have the pleasure to serve as the executive sponsor the the Celanese Leadership Program.  Our objective is simple: …

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Employee Opportunity and Development in Celanese

As an HR professional, people often ask me: “How can I develop my career at Celanese? What are the traits the company truly likes? “

Through my job, I have had the opportunity to discuss this idea of talent with senior leaders. I’d like to share some of their unique insights on talent and what makes a successful manager.   

First, what’s the most impressive trait an employee has? I had that conversation with a senior executive once. Here is what he said. “We have many employees who graduated from reputable universities with good professional knowledge. Their second language English is better than mine. All these are good.  But what I really like is their passion on the job. I don’t care what…

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