If I Knew Then...
Even born leaders have learning curves. In this feature, local insiders share their wisdom and talk about mistakes that shaped their business philosophy.
The Mistake: There was this situation where I was running a business, and we were doing very well in our patterns, activities and commercial...
Executive vice president, chief legal officer
The Mistake: Misunderstanding the scope of a major project. I was working for a company in Pennsylvania and someone who was running the compliance...
Rotelle Development Company, Rotelle Studio(e)
The Mistake: When I started Rotelle Development Company, I had staff, but I didn’t really have any in-house management. I was in the residential land...
President and CEO
Perryman Building & Construction Services
The Mistake: I was a concrete finisher, working for my dad at Perryman, when we were completing a concrete project on an elevated area. We hadn’t put...
Senior Managing Director – U.S. Northeast
The Mistake: Earlier in my career with Accenture, as I was developing new relationships with potential clients, I felt like I needed to constantly...
Co-founder and executive chair
New Belgium Brewing Company
The Mistake: My words had an impact that I failed to understand. It wasn’t until I had done this for a while that I realized how much people really...