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My Toughest Challenge: Fred Perpall

The CEO of The Beck Group on the difficulty of overseeing direct reports who were once his managers.
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David Vogin
  1. “The most challenging thing was making everyone feel safe and valued, even if the roles were changed. I still needed their friendship and support. Many of these people were directly responsible for me being selected as CEO. They were part of the group that chose me, and I needed their support more than ever. I had been successful in my role and they had been successful in their roles. While our titles are different now, who we are as people didn’t change. The motivation, values, and common experiences we shared would still be there. I like to think I’m one of the luckiest people on earth because I have my mentors working side-by-side. We make people feel valued, important, and that what they’re doing is relevant to what the company has to accomplish.”

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