RECAP OF A CEO ROUNDTABLE:
We came into the historic Farmhouse out of the chilly early morning rain to a warm, cozy, dark wood-lined dining room with a table that could have hosted Ben Franklin or other early forefathers. Over breakfast we discussed a range of topics from civility to hiring and education. It was a lively discussion, and while the topics were serious, the tone and openness was cheerful. The recommended books/video illustrate the range of the discussion:
· Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding The Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty by Patrick M. Lencioni
· The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod and Robert Kiyosaki
· How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life by Caroline Webb
· Video: Naval Admiral William H. McRaven: Commencement Address - If you want to change the world start by making your bed
We closed the meeting at 9 am to get off to work. The morning seemed warmer and the dreary start to the day seemed distant, in the past. I left with added energy to tackle the day and some fresh valuable ideas too.