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Being a leader in tough economic times means striking a healthy balance between pessimism and optimism.

As CEOs, we have to make the tough decisions. We also have to keep up morale. It helps immensely to have a CEO peer group like Catlin & Cookman Group’s High-Growth CEO Forum.

We’re lucky enough to hear from the High-Growth CEO Forum’s leader, Bouzha Cookman, in this #CEO episode of B2B Growth.

Bouzha shares:

  • Guidelines the CEO forum has come up with to support other executives
  • Why transparency, honesty, and a little humor are going farther than ever today
  • Tips for new CEOs
  • The 4 predictable stages of corporate growth

Listen to this episode HERE.

Learn more about the High-Growth CEO Forum here.

If you have a question, join the discussion on Instagram

You can find this interview, and many more, by subscribing to the #CEO series at the B2B Growth Show on Apple Podcasts, on Spotify, or here.


By Published On: June 3rd, 2020Categories: Being CEO, Founding, Leadership, Management, PodcastTags: ,

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About the Author: John Belizaire

John is a versatile CEO and serial entrepreneur who has successfully founded, scaled multiple technology companies over a 20-year career. He is currently the CEO of Soluna, a company helping to shape the future of renewable energy and computing. Before Soluna, John was the founder and CEO of FirstBest, a transformative insurance software company acquired by Guidewire Software and Theory Center, an e-commerce software company acquired by BEA Systems. Before becoming an entrepreneur, John was the lead architect for Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group. John is on the advisory board of several software-as-a-service, data analytics, and insurtech startups. He is the Managing Editor of CEOPLAYBOOK Media LLC, an online publication full of sage advice for first-time founder CEOs. John is also a trustee of Harlem Academy, an independent school in New York.