Company CEOs Richard Moross, Nina Godiwalla and Mike Germano discuss how to manage stress in their respective Chief Executive Officer job roles. Moross manages stress by letting go. Godiwalla manages stress by finding small moments each day to meditate. Germano manages stress by reflecting on positive team moments. This is a Capture Your Flag Career Video Compilation. To learn more about Capture Your Flag’s mission to bring Near Peer Learning to the world, visit http://www.captureyourflag.com.
In Chapter 9 of 14 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, Moo.com CEO Richard Moross answers "In Growing Moo, What Have Been the Headcount Milestones Where Things Changed the Most?" Moross reflects on how staff level milestones evolved the look and feel of his company. He notes important early milestones - 10, 20, 50, 100 - and what nearing 200 employees means for his company. At a technical level, it means more hierarchy and structure. Richard Moross is CEO of Moo.com.
In Chapter 10 of 14 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, Moo.com CEO Richard Moross answers "What Has It Been Like to Transition From Managing Specialists to Managing Managers?" He notes how growing a business to nearly 200 employees has necessitated hiring staff with management skillsets to manage day-to-day decisions and support employee development. Adding a management layer to his company allows him to transition into a role of setting standards, values, morals, ethics and aspiration.
In Chapter 2 of 14 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, Moo.com CEO Richard Moross answers "What Did You Learn in Your First Job After University That is Still Relevant Today?" Moross shares that working in a small business after college taught him why people, more than anything else, are fundamental to a business. He learns to shift away from the individual nature of being a student to the collaborative nature of working on a small business team. Richard Moross is founder and CEO of Moo.com
In Chapter 8 of 20 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, Carrot Creative social media agency CEO Mike Germano shares as a CEO responsible for managing a 60-employee firm, Germano finds he needs to trust his gut decision more as he gains experience and needs to do things more quickly. Also, he learns to better understand people, especially what they are NOT saying and how it relates to what they really want. Staying passionate, keeping employees balanced, managing time better and learning.
In his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, Carrot Creative CEO Mike Germano answers "What Does It Mean to Perform Under Pressure in Your Work?" He shares the pressure-filled moments that come with busy travel schedules and high stakes client pitch meetings. He notes the greatest pressure and stress come from managing 60+ employees and being responsible for their livelihood. The more he can see his employees making a difference by the work they create, the more he feels capable of shouldering more.
In Chapter 11 of 14 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, Moo.com CEO Richard Moross answers "As a CEO, How Do You Decide What Time Horizon to Focus on in Your Work?" As the company has grown in size, budgeting timeframes have moved from month-to-month to several years out. This takes into account managing cash flow, accounting for growth, and making strategic investments. Richard Moross is founder and CEO of award-winning online print business Moo.com.
In Chapter 2 of 20 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, Carrot Creative social media agency CEO Mike Germano answers "Where Did You Learn Your Work Ethic?" He notes how he looked up to his parents as role models and learned to work hard from his Mom and Dad. At 14 years old, Germano gets his first job selling hot dogs at St. Louis Cardinals baseball games and learns that by outworking others he is able to outperform them. Mike Germano is co-founder and CEO of Carrot Creative in Brooklyn.
In Chapter 8 of 18 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, author and entrepreneur Nina Godiwalla answers "How Have Awards and Accolades Validated Your Work and Your Mission?" Godiwalla finds receiving awards, such as being inducted into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame, validate her work and her mission. As a public speaker traveling extensively, she finds it progressively difficult to get to know people well during short trips.
In Chapter 1 of 14 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, Moo.com CEO Richard Moross answers "What Childhood Experiences Have Been Most Fundamental in Shaping Who You Are Today?" Moross shares how several "knock back moments" in his childhood fueled anger he equates to Incredible Hulk moments. Over time, he learns to channel this anger and frustration into motivation, which he ultimately uses to start a business and become an entrepreneur. Richard Moross is founder and CEO of Moo.com.
In Chapter 2 of 18 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, author and entrepreneur Nina Godiwalla answers "Where Did You Learn Your Work Ethic?" Godiwalla notes how her parents had a tireless work ethic and always put the needs of children and family before their own. Their behavior sets a role model example that teaches young Godiwalla that with hard work she can achieve anything. This helps prepare her for the hundred-hour work weeks of in her first Wall Street job.
In Chapter 14 of 18 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, author and entrepreneur Nina Godiwalla answers "What Skills Are You Working on Right Now to Get Better at Your Job?" As a small business owner, Godiwalla realizes she can choose where she spends her time. She also realizes that in order to do what she enjoys doing most she also has to address how work she does not enjoy doing gets done. Figuring out whether to buckle down and handle that work or to hire staff to do that work.
In Chapter 12 of 18 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, author and entrepreneur Nina Godiwalla answers "At This Moment in Your Life, Where Are You Seeking Advice and Coaching?" Godiwalla shares how learning from clients has been instrumental in her professional development. She finds great value in the knowledge sharing reciprocity that comes in the client relationship and shares an example on biases in the workplace from her work with the State Department.