How To Think Like a Fish & Other Musings for Business Leaders

ProudMouth
1 min readNov 21, 2023

It’s lonely at the top. But it doesn’t have to be.

CEOs that spend all of their energy or the bulk of their energy focusing on the transactional side of the business, they are missing the strategic and the higher level parts of the business that really are the pieces that engage people.” ~Jim Cascino

If you spend less time on the day-to-day transactional elements of business and more time talking with those in the trenches, you’ll find yourselves with happier, more engaged employees and a thriving organization.

In this episode, ProudMouth co-founder Kirk Lowe steps in as guest host and welcomes Jim Cascino — Founder, Chairman, and CEO of C-Suite Advisors — to share a few lessons and analogies they’ve learned over the years, and how they apply to business leaders and CEOs.

Kirk and Jim discuss:

  • How and why you should ‘think like a fish’ as a CEO
  • The two main objectives you should prioritize
  • Why you should encourage your employees — and yourself — to fail
  • What ‘simplicity is an act of selection, not compression’ means, and how to apply it to your business
  • Wisdom from Jack Welch, and the 3 questions he routinely asked his employees
  • How you should think of your employees, contractors, vendors, and customers
  • Why you should avoid the ‘sh*t sandwich’ technique as a CEO
  • How to implement the 5-steps to being a great CEO

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