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.
Natalie BodenFounder and President
The Mistake: It took me a very, very long time to see that a senior hire wasn’t a good fit. We’re a communications and public relations agency...
managing partner and healthcare sector leader
The Mistake: I didn't believe I could lead a project. Early on in my architectural career, I was given a monumental assignment that was outside...
Co-Founder and president
College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving
The Mistake: We took very aggressive risks on marketing early on that really weren’t suitable for a business of our size. I’ve heard the saying, “No...
EVP for amateur baseball and growth
The Mistake: There’s a theme at this job and at previous jobs I’ve had, which is figuring out the right balance between being aggressive with new...
co-founder and Chief Strategic Officer
MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER
The Mistake: I sent an email when I should have used the phone. About 15 years ago, I was running an agency with offices in New York, L.A. and San...
partner and entrepreneur of the year program director
The Mistake: Early on, I thought networking should happen overnight, and I didn’t really understand that those relationships take time. And time is...