Thursday, April 28, 2011

Your One Piece of Advice

I am currently in Vancouver BC for the annual Women President’s Organization conference.We ended a great day of programing last night with a dinner. At my table our hostess threw out a fabulous question – looking back on your time as President what is the one thing you wish you had done or learned sooner? Wow! Great question and it fueled a fabulous evening of discussions. What is great is that all the advice was relevant regardless of the business. From me being a manufacture of bearings and linear guide systems, to law, marketing, construction, consultation, healthcare and production companies, the advice all rang so true for all of us.

The following is a list of some of the top pieces of advice we discussed:
-          Trust your instincts
-          Make your career something you really love and inspires you
-          Don’t be afraid of lawyers
-          Be committed to your decisions
-          Ask for help – reach out to your network
-          There is real power, knowledge and support in peer review groups
-          The more you delegate, the more your business will grow
-          Learn and continue to work on how to be a great leader
-          Don’t be afraid to scale your business
-          Have a strategic legal plan for your company

This is the start of a great list. I would love to read what others advice would be. Please post your comments below for all to learn from.