August 23, 2021

Kevin Coker: Five Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became A CEO

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Proxima Team

Check out Kevin's latest interview with Charlie Katz, Executive Creative Director at Bitbean Software Development, where Kevin shares through his experience leadership lessons learned beyond five things he wishes someone told him before becoming a CEO, the experience of how washing feet of HIV patients changed his perspective on life, and why the book bought by Proxima's team member, Joel Reid, for Kevin, "Thinking Fast and Slow" by Daniel Khaneman, should be one of those books, "Required to participate in the human race."

"The key to our success, in my opinion, is one based on respect and opportunity. You have to respect the people you work with. You have to also give them opportunity. I strongly believe in giving “stretch assignments” — those that may be out of reach, or out of the norm, for this person’s skills, but that allows growth in ways they never knew they had in them."

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