Culture is something you live, with Maxine Harris

Episode 623

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Maxine Harris is the CEO and co-founder of Community Connections, a large social service organization operating in Washington, D.C. She is a national expert in clinical practices for treating persons with serious mental illness, substance addiction, homelessness, trauma, domestic violence, and traumatic loss. She has authored or edited nine books and 10 training manuals and recently released her newest book, “LESSONS FOR NON-PROFIT AND START-UP LEADERS: TALES FROM A RELUCTANT CEO”.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How our mistakes can be our greatest teachers
  • When starting out in business, why you should not hire your friends
  • The reasons why you need to learn to delegate
  • The importance of knowing what your priorities are
  • The power of keeping your office door open and the sense of availability it provides
  • Why culture is not something that you prescribe, it’s something that you live
  • The importance of having a diversified revenue stream
  • The value of taking a step back to be able to view the big picture
  • Why you should look to hire individuals who have a passion for what they do
  • How ongoing self-assessment is essential to your success

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