Prioritizing creative thinking and taking care of people are crucial lessons for CEOs, according to Rick Luebbe, co-founder and CEO at Group14 Technologies and an army veteran.
Rick Luebbe, the co-founder and CEO at Group14 Technologies, shares two lessons he learned from his time in the army that have helped him as a leader in his career. The first is the importance of taking time to think and allowing your mind to be creative. As a leader, it’s crucial to have downtime where you’re not always focused on execution and to let your mind run free. The second lesson is the emphasis on taking care of people, which is just as important as executing the mission. While the specific approach to taking care of people may vary across organizations, it’s essential to prioritize this attitude across the company culture for success. As a leader, you should emphasize the end goal but let your team find their own paths to achieve it.