“When I first became CEO, I thought I was put into that role because I had all the answers… an important lesson I’ve learned is that I don’t have to,” shares Carol Minges. “It’s my role as CEO to surround myself with people way smarter than I am.” Under Carol’s leadership, her firm has seen record financial performance three straight years, serving 35,000+ people in the St. Louis area.
Carol’s CEO learnings:
- It’s okay to make mistakes. That’s how we learn.
- Learn to say no to the unimportant things that come your way, so you have time to say yes to the ones that truly matter.
- Surround yourself with a team unafraid to challenge your ideas.
- Empower your senior leaders to make decisions and take ownership.