Every chapter of my book Wind In Your Sails: Vital Strategies That Accelerate Your Entrepreneurial Growth ends with the section Take Action Now. Here are my actions to look after and engage with the people in your company.
Thirteen years ago, we sailed from Kos, Greece to Bodrum, Turkey. It was the last and shortest crossing between two countries of the two years that we lived and sailed in the Mediterranean. Our son Kevin was twelve as we sailed across the Aegean Sea. We have seen enormous change in Kevin over the intervening years as he met challenges, changed, and grew.
Earlier this year I was introduced to Hugh Culver. We had lots of connections from our commitment to family to his adventures and sailing. Hugh pioneered eco-sailing tours in BC’s Queen Charlotte Islands, among many other achievements.
What do you do when you have helped build a successful software company, attracted some of the best technical talent in the world, and are achieving steady double-digit top-line revenue growth? Bart Copeland, CEO, the Management Team, and the board of directors of ActiveState faced this challenge. What they did might surprise you.