I saw an article like this one last month and it made me smile. Yep, I was a B student!
I graduated from high school with a 3.25 GPA and from college with a 2.75 GPA. Not exactly what mom and dad hoped for, yet paid a lot of money for, but it really did all turn out. I’m 49 years old, semi-retired and working about 10 hours per week.
After reflecting on this notion about B students as CEOs and Leaders, I have so appreciated being in that crowd! It makes great sense. I’m competent in a lot of parts of business and not an expert in any of them. I’m 85% knowledgeable about Marketing, about HR, Finances, Operations, Sales, Lead Generation, Management, etc. I know when I’m out of my depth and it’s time to call my attorney, CPA, bookkeeper, insurance broker or coach. I’m not afraid to say, “I don’t know what you’re talking about. Please explain.”
It turns out that my super power (taught in no high school or college class) has to do with leadership and people development. A mix of emotional intelligence and spending years learning about the design of human beings somehow led me to a place where I cherish being a leader of people, a developer of great people and making the biggest difference I can for those around me.
Gina Cotner, CEO