Sharing advice is a big part of how entrepreneurs help each other navigate the business world. We rounded up 4 business leader's favorite advice to share with you. What's the best advice you've ever received?
4 Business Leaders Share the Best Advice
They’ve Ever Received
It’s good stuff
“I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It
is never of any use to oneself.” ― Oscar Wilde,
Sharing secrets to success is a big part of helping other
entrepreneurs find their way in the complex business world. Sure,
you could learn all about how they manage their marketing teams
or which customer service strategies are most promising. But
wouldn’t it be more fun to know the greatest advice they’ve ever
gotten, whether from other established executives, or just their dad?
We thought so, which is why we rounded up four business leaders’
favorite advice they’ve gotten in their lifetime. Enjoy.
Always Listen to Dad
My dad always said: “If a job’s worth doing it’s worth doing well.”
I brushed it off when I was younger. I shouldn’t have. It’s become
a compass for me. Pride in work is a key element of happiness for
me.Cutting corners inevitably leads to debt of some sort.
Technical debt, process debt, financial debt. All things that last
are built on a solid foundations of well-done work.
—Erik Dewhurst, senior business analyst for Smarsh
Comfort Is Overrated
Never be comfortable. Or put another way, dive head-first into
sink or swim situations. This is counterintuitive to most people
who strive to find comfort in their lives and careers. But by doing
the opposite — pushing yourself into uncomfortable situations —
you maximize your experience, learnings, and personal
development. — Luke Kervin, Founder & Co-CEO of PatientPop
Modern Day Marketing
We like to quote our customer Venkat at Palo Alto Networks,
and he says,“If you’re not measuring, you’re not marketing.”
— Bonnie Carter, president and CEO of Full Circle Insights
Leave the Customer Out Of It
Never make your process your customer’s problem. It doesn’t
matter if it takes 1 step or 100 — the customer doesn’t need to
know about it. Your focus should always be on WOWing and
creating a personalized experience for the customer!
— Marie Rosecrans, VP of Customer Experience for Desk.com
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