March 9, 2012
News & Opinion: 10 Truths About Leadership
If he hadn't, I would have told him to do so immediately, but in fact, he has quite an excellent book under his belt: 10 Truths About Leadership: It's Not Just About Winning. Pete speaks from the heart, but his words resonate with anyone that's been in the challenging position of managing or running a business. Many mistakes can be made, but if we focus on the truths we know to be, we can make better decisions; decisions that satisfy the current situation, and create long-term success.
Here's a few discussed in the book: Past Performance Predicts Future Behavior, Greatness is Achieved by Those Who Have Established the Habits of Discipline and Risk Taking, and If We Have No Trust, We Have No Relationship. Each of these truths are explored through Pete's experience as CEO of The Berry Company, and through his understanding of how human relationships work. By cutting through the rules of how business owners generally hire, develop employees, sell, and grow their business, Pete discovered, and shares in this book, how people are at the heart of it all, and with the right people following the right vision, success is imminent.
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.