If I Knew Then...
Even born leaders have learning curves. In this feature, local insiders share their wisdom and talk about mistakes that shaped their business philosophy.
Tim ChasePartner and CEO
The Mistake: I don’t normally think in terms of mistakes. When I read this, I thought, “Mistakes? Who thinks about mistakes?” The thing that comes to...
Executive vice president, chief legal officer
The Mistake: Misunderstanding the scope of a major project. I was working for a company in Pennsylvania and someone who was running the compliance...
co-founder, CEO and talent buyer
Charm City Bluegrass Festival
The Mistake: The first year we tried to self-produce everything and do everything on a shoestring budget, because it felt like that would be the best...
President and CEO
Perryman Building & Construction Services
The Mistake: I was a concrete finisher, working for my dad at Perryman, when we were completing a concrete project on an elevated area. We hadn’t put...
VP and senior risk advisor
PSA Insurance & Financial Services
The Mistake: If I look back on my career, the one mistake I acknowledge I made was not believing in myself and my capabilities at a younger age. I...
Men’s basketball head coach
Loyola University Maryland
The Mistake: It was in 2003, and it was my first year coaching as an assistant coach for college basketball at Tennessee Technological University. As...