| by Lindsey Mills

Trustee Sara Burns ’79 answered questions for NEWS CENTER Maine, WCSH-6, on lessons on leadership during a Q&A held during her final days as CEO of Central Maine Power, from which she retired at the end of 2017. One of her early lessons came during the 1998 ice storm in Maine when “one of the line workers stood up and said loudly, ‘we are never going to get this done.’ She said she responded without thinking twice about it. ‘I looked at him and I said of course we’re going to get this done,'” she told WCSH. That incident taught her that “you have to stand up, you have to take ownership, you have to be the energy and optimism. You have to be the solution and you have to say, ‘Hey guys we’re on it. We’re going to get it done.’”

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