Interview with Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar “A story of Grit and Success”
Interview with Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar International with Medium.com. “Become essential to others. When you know that others rely on you utterly you might find that you are much less willing to give up and much more capable than you ever knew. Every parent knows this intuitively. Teams who have worked in very stressful conditions quickly learn it. Combat veterans rarely talk about the grand vision which took their nation to war. They do consistently say that they overcame their fear because they could not let down their comrades. As a business leader you have employees, shareholders and customers who rely on you to varying degrees. Underestimate how important you are to them at your peril (and theirs). When you accept that an employee’s livelihood, or a shareholder’s retirement, or a customer’s project is totally dependent on your effort you will push yourself to extremes and you will develop tremendous Grit in the process. As a leader you do not have a job, you have a mission and when you have a mission you can only succeed or fail with honor. In any event you will develop Grit”.