Follow the Leaders
(A note from our board chair . . .)
Other CEOs sometimes ask me, “Why do you spend so much time working for free for the Virginia Council of CEOs?” Other CEO’s just think, “Idiot.”
Here’s why. Today I got to pre-screen a candidate for membership before the board gets to vote on his application. At his place of business we talked for an hour and a half about his business, the challenges, the rewards, how CEOs behave, the knowledge we have to share with each other, and so much more.
We talked about the lack of a rule book for CEOs and how often we were making decisions utterly alone. He told me about what makes his business successful, and how he has grown his business.
I came away with several immediately actionable ideas to change my business based on what our candidate said.
If I can do that once a week, what a great way to spend my time. Call me an idiot. I don’t mind.Katrina VanHuss, CEO of Turnkey Promotions & Chairman of the Board of Virginia Council of CEOs