Hi, I'm Charles St.John
Thank you for visiting Bite Size Leadership. With this site I hope to be a catalyst for your growth and success. To bring you the tips, techniques, success stories, and action-oriented ideas that can have a big impact on your effectiveness as a leader.
Simply put...I want you to be a better boss...to be a more effective leader so your career advances and your team/organization thrives. The world needs better leaders and I want to help you be one of them.
Three Sources for This Website
Everything in this website comes primarily from three sources:
- 1My Experience - from working my way up the corporate ladder into senior positions, to starting and running several businesses, and consulting with leaders at .coms; ,orgs; .govs; and, .edus. This includes what I've discovered from all the times I was successful and from the times when I missed the mark.
- 2What I have learned from other experts - talking with them, studying their materials, attending their workshops, and reading dozens of books.
- 3And, most importantly, the incredible people I have been privileged to teach and coach. I've helped hundreds of managers, executives, and business owners. They all have grounded me in the realities of what it means to be a leader and have shared with me their struggles and triumphs along the way. They have taught me a great deal.
What Got Me Here
I grew up in a working-class neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. There were a lot of good, solid people there who taught me the value of hard work, becoming expert at your trade, teamwork, and treating each other with respect and kindness.
But, in my “hood,” there weren’t any white-collar executive role models to mentor me about management, leadership, running a business, or how to be a good boss.
I had to figure out all that stuff on my own.
As I set out into my work life, three personal drives served me well:
My journey from those early days led me through a multi-faceted career that has included:
And, in addition, I’ve been fortunate to have:
What all this means for you is…
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