CEO Insights

When I look at the longevity and loyalty from staff that I have had working for me over the years, (through good and rough times) I truly believe that being a straight shooter (brutal honesty), consistency and and a management style that aligns with my values has been critical.

Quotes By David Barnes

I use this phrase with new staff, usually within the first month:

Make a mistake once is learning, make the same mistake a second time is careless….. don’t turn up tomorrow if there is a third!


When looking to have your team and clients understand a sales process and subscriber engagement, I like to use the following:

Trust is difficult earn but easy to burn.

A dear friend of mine taught me this gem (when referring having a discussion with prospects):

Tell them what to do not how to do it!

The Law & lawyers

You will hear more from me on this:

I have met thousands of lawyers, I like one and trust none.

Leadership Behavior

Even with staff at your finger tips sometimes it’s easier, faster and has a better outcome to do it yourself, don’t be a lazy or complacent CEO:

CEO to CEO just gets it done.

My thoughts when marketers and leaders are afraid of results / finances. #bigdata

Data is like having 1 more dollar in your bank account; it just doesn’t lie!

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