The old adage of “wherever you go, there you are” is certainly true. When you are going 1,000 miles an hour and earning your Busy Badge, you may not be working towards real progress. I’ve worn that badge before, going quickly and productively, but not intentionally.

As CEOs and owners of businesses, you can be the Sheriff of busy town. I’ve seen that the busier a leader is, the less the business moves forward. It’s a paradox, but it’s true. So what can you do about it?

John Ramstead, a former Navy Top Gun pilot who also happens to have a top 5 Leadership podcast, was at our Advance Leadership Workshop last week. He and Acumen CEO, Drew Hiss, got a chance to sit down one on one with John to discuss how going slow can help you grow and go faster.

Check out their conversation in this video.

By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.
Proverbs 24: 3-4

Dan Cooper
Post by Dan Cooper
August 29, 2018
Dan Cooper co-founded ej4, a video-based online training company, in 2003, and was its CEO until selling in 2012. During his time with ej4, he grew the company from a startup to a nationally-recognized firm, serving clients including Pepsi-Cola, Dr. Pepper Snapple, Honeywell, Monsanto and Syngenta. Channel partners included SAP and Oracle. As of the 2012, ej4 was serving 1,000+ customers, delivering millions of program views, was highly profitable and debt-free. Today, he is the CEO of Acumen, a mastermind community platform built for CEOs and Owners of strong and growing companies. He and his wife, Ali, have three children and attend Cure of Ars church in Leawood, KS. Dan enjoys running, all things soccer — coaching, playing and watching —and burning all types of meat on the backyard barbecue grill.