Tyler Best has been developing IT leaders for decades. He has served as CIO for Vanguard Car Rental, YP (Yellow Pages), Hertz, and is now CIO of Adient, the $16 billion automotive parts company. Best can cite more than 25 up-and-comers who have worked for him and then moved into senior IT roles in other companies.
Best has also developed his leadership skills through a 20-year career as a youth hockey coach. Nine of the young people he has coached are now in the NHL—one of whom was the top draft pick for the Detroit Red Wings—and more than 50 have received Division I scholarships or are playing at the collegiate level. “Whether I am coaching hockey players or future CIOs, my focus is less on the mechanics of the job than on turning players into leaders,” he says. Learn more about Best and his leadership development strategies in today's lead item.