This is the Leadership Journey series on the Choosing Leadership Podcast.
I believe we all have a lot to learn from each other’s stories – of where we started, where we are now, and our successes and struggles on the way. With this series of interviews, my attempt is to give leaders an opportunity to share their stories and for all of us to learn from their generous sharing. If you know a leader whom you would like to see celebrated on the show, please send me a message on LinkedIn with their name.
In the interview, David shares his story and the philosophy behind running a group of 8 companies and 130+ people. We spoke about the importance of being kind and transparent as a leader, and also the importance of delivering on what you have promised. He shares that business is not the only important thing and everything else that he spends time on a daily basis.
You can find David at the below links
In the interview, David shares
- I wanted to develop the Spanish market and a UK company I was working for didn’t believe in the Spanish market.
- I quit my job and I mortgage of my house so I could start my company. Started on my own working from my parent house.
- I hired my first employee who was my sister and she started doing call meetings, setting appointments etc.
- I start getting customers and more customers and now we have like around one hundred forty employees, nine different divisions and different companies.
- We are focused more on e-commerce and the entire digital business.
- I try to set up a really good relationship with people and they help me because always I have been helping them without expecting anything back
- I don’t like to work with people that don’t work very well with teams especially those that don’t respect others
- If my team does something wrong, we have to admit it to our customers and we pay for the mistake and vice versa.
- It is important to be aligned with people that have, similar values as you have
- You have to deliver what you promise and you should are not be slaves of what you are doing.