It’s no secret that strong leadership is a key to business success. But strong leaders aren’t the ones who have all the answers right away. Strong leadership is about learning from mistakes and improving strategies as a result. It takes someone who can start swimming again after a setback instead of sinking forever. Extole CEO Matthew Roche knows a thing or two about learning, growing and continuing to move forward, having served for the past 14 years as CEO of various companies including Offermatica, the first real-time testing and targeting platform. In an interview over at Fast Company, he shared his thoughts on the 9 secrets that set set “unsinkable” leaders apart from the rest.
Matt’s first insight? “Simplify. Simplify. Simplify.” He’s an advocate for getting rid of the extraneous and focusing on one idea. And what does he worry about? “Being beaten by someone who ‘understands what I understand and does it faster.'”
Read the full interview to find out all nine insights into how leaders can stay afloat — and keep moving forward.