Becker is thrilled to announce Managing Shareholder Gary C. Rosen’s selection as one of South Florida Business Journal’s Ultimate CEOs. This “best of the best” honor is reserved for the 15 top executives in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, and recognizes business acumen, leadership, and community involvement. Gary is in great company and has been honored along with leaders from Wells Fargo Bank, Nicklaus Children’s Health System, and Palm Beach State College, to name a few. Under his direction, the firm has grown to 15 offices with 150 attorneys and lobbyists, and rebranded itself to a name more fitting for the times. With 40 years’ experience at the firm, he credits his mentor, founding partner Alan Becker, for preparing him for the pivotal role of managing shareholder.
In a Q&A with the South Florida Business Journal, he discusses the transition he has made – both personally and professionally – from being a litigator to a leader. He also offers his insight on various aspects of leadership:
- His definition of success: “Like any for-profit business, success is measured in dollars and cents. But there also are intangible measures. Success for me is success for the entire organization and my partners, who place their trust and confidence in me, which I take very seriously.”
- The role of responsibility in establishing leadership: “When [you] take on responsibility and handle it well, then people around you intuitively acknowledge that you are someone who has a leadership role.”
- What he likes most (and least) about leading: “What I like least is non-constructive conflict. All conflict is not bad; constructive conflict is imperative to a dynamic business.”
- The one thing that keeps him up at night: “What am I missing? What don’t I know? What am I not seeing?”
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