In boating, tacking is when you change course by turning into and through the wind. Mike Mills applied the principle to redesigning his business 10 years ago, and his foresight has made Jamestown Distributors a formidable contender in an increasingly online marketplace.
Mike’s leadership advice:
- Spend the time to hire and cultivate the right people. Find awesome people to grow WITH you.
- If you don’t have a really good plan, it doesn’t matter how quickly you pedal. Resist pressure to go fast. Slow it down and do it right the first time.
- Love what you do. Inspire your team to do the same.
Mike’s innovation and courage has led his family’s former brick-and-mortar hardware store to undreamt of success.