Ralph Borrello

Ralph Borrello

Welcome to the latest issue of BB&T Perspectives. As we embark on a new year, we decided to fill your leadership toolbox with articles that give you suggestions, examples and perhaps solutions to draw on to improve your leadership skills and the skills of those in organizations you lead or work within.

In the article “Are You Living on Target?”, our own Ray Hand shares his experiences on keeping your personal, professional and health priorities balanced and on target.

We also have Patrick Gallagher and Steve Swavely from The BB&T Leadership Institute offering results from their work with leaders identifying and overcoming self-limiting beliefs and blind spots through introspection and self-awareness in the article, “Leadership Excellence through Self-Awareness.”

Our executive management leadership profile introduces you to Rufus Yates. Rufus is one of BB&T’s exceptional leaders, and I believe you will find his approach to leading and developing associates to be both interesting and insightful.

In our client feature article, Jay Raffaldini, Wall Street executive and owner of Raffaldini Winery and Vineyard, shares observations about how he has led his businesses to success through daring, determination and following his heart.

We hope these and the other articles in this issue of BB&T Perspectives improve your leadership skills and your life. Remember you always have access to each issue and other articles, such as our Market Monthly reports, at BBTPerspectives.com. In fact, we’ve added a Resource section to give you access to tools you may find helpful, such as the fillable Letter of Instruction form for estate planning purposes featured in our “Letter to My Loved Ones” article in this issue.

Thank you for allowing us to share our insights and expertise with you. You are the reason BB&T has enjoyed growth and stability for more than 145 years, and we are committed to you, your families and your future. All we see is you.

Ralph Borrello
Manager, Wealth Division