Let me set the record straight, I did not forget my wedding anniversary. I can’t imagine doing that nor listening to the teasing I would suffer from my husband. You see, I am a remember-er of such things. Close family members’ birthdays and anniversaries, holidays of smaller scale (Groundhog Day, Pi Day), these are occasions that I note and possibly celebrate.
However, at the beginning of the month I received a notification from LinkedIn that I had a new comment.
I began to wonder why I was receiving congratulations. I hadn’t posted anything new. I clicked the link in the email and discovered that this month marked my five year anniversary as CEO of PeKu Publications. This occasion was not one that I had acknowledged, ever.
Every July I mark PeKu’s birthday. (This year the company turns 7!) Focusing on my own tenure as CEO has never been anything I measured in time. Rather I have measured it by the things that I have learned. While this might be the appropriate time to post a “Top 10 Things I Learned as CEO” for link bait, I don’t know if I could quantify everything I’ve learned.
There have been lessons big and small. Don’t use large images; they slow down our servers. Make sure your team knows you are easily accessible and mean it. Click save, often. You never know when you’ll make a connection that benefits your business. However, I don’t think I could stack rank my top lessons. There have been so many.
Yes, I have spent the last five years as CEO of PeKu. I have learned a lot, and I’m sure I will learn so much more. That’s one of my favorite things about this role. The potential to learn is nearly infinite.
While I have reached a milestone, I don’t think it’s necessary to celebrate or send congratulations. Rather it is another day to learn in the hopes of continually growing PeKu.