3 CEOs Discuss How to Manage Stress

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.

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    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.

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  • Richard Moross on What Time Horizon to Focus on in a CEO Role

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