Category Archives: Keepers

A valued member of one of our CEO Forums, Darin Gray, came up with the idea that in almost every CEO Forum, one of the members makes a statement that has great wisdom and is worthy of “capturing” and sharing for the benefit of all CEO Forum members or users of this website. We have accepted Darin’s wise counsel and have begun a program we refer to as the Keepers. Keepers will be posted here.

Thank you Darin Gray!

Keeper from Ted Belden

At a CEO Forum, a statement was made that our members felt was a "Keeper."  

This is what Ted had to say:       

"People don't care what you know until they know that you care!"    

This keeper is sourced back to Theodore Roosevelt.  Thank you, Ted, for bringing it forward.

Keeper – Jim Walcott – Sponsored by Northwest Arkansas Business Journal

In the first year of CEO Forum I, Jim Walcott offered this guideline when discussing an optimal role of a board of director, “Head in, fingers out.”

While from time to time, the board of directors may direct other parties to get there fingers into a specific area and report back to the board of directors, categorically, the members of the CEO Forum felt Jim’s guideline was quite valuable.  Accordingly, we are including it here as a Keeper for others to find and consider.

Thanks Jim Walcott!

Jim is CEO of Weldon, Williams & Lick, Fort Smith, AR.

Introduction to “Keepers” Sponsored by Northwest Arkansas Business Journal

A valued member of our CEO Forum I, Darin Gray, came up with the idea that at almost every CEO Forum, one of the members makes a statement that has great wisdom or makes a statement that is worthy of “capturing” and holding so that others can be exposed to it, learn it or apply it. We have accepted his wise counsel and have begun a program we refer to as the “Keepers.” Keepers are posted to our website under the tab Keepers.

Thank you, Darin Gray!

John Lewis: Lessons Learned

AcrobatScreenSnapz027Don’t take yourself too seriously.

Happiness = Reality – Expectations

Gratitude is the foundation of contentment.

There are always those who are smarter, stronger and faster than you, generally younger. Choose them for your team.

Things that get rewarded…get done.

Mistakes are opportunities.

All humans face the same issues, just in varying magnitudes and in different sequencing.

Hubris is the first sign of an impending train wreck.

Reality is not moral.

John M. Lewis
1939-2007