Head of Federal, Scale AI
Atop Mark Valentine’s list of qualities that make a good leader is a triad of key traits: integrity, authenticity, and a growth mindset. “It’s difficult to be an effective leader when you’re busy trying to be the smartest person in the room; a little humility goes a long way,” said Valentine, the head of federal for Scale AI. In serving the federal government in its journey to operationalize AI, Valentine has learned that success is not a zero-sum game, as many believe it to be. “Therefore, we should all focus on outcomes, bring people along and let them know they belong. When teammates are invested in the vision and the team, and feel like they belong, they will flourish,” he said.