Josh Verne, CEO of college media startup FlockU, recently wrote an interesting blog post at Knowledgeformen.com on what he considers to be the five essential strategies for “getting out of your own way” and finding success in life. According to Verne, one of the major mistakes that people make in their career is that they try to be a boss instead of a leader, meaning that they use their title and authority to make people do what they want.
On the contrary, Verne says that a great leader always tries to create a “win-win” situation that benefits all parties involved. A big part of this is becoming more effective by speaking less and listening more. Most people make rash decisions based on their biases instead of looking at a problem from all sides and trying to find the best solution for everyone.
Josh Verne is a founder and the current CEO of FlockU, a peer-to-peer service that allows college students to publish their own content. Prior to founding the new company, he started up workspaysme.me, an online service that lets users purchase items with their future payroll check.
Verne began his career at Home Line Furniture, a family business based in Philadelphia, PA. Under Verne’s guidance, the company evolved from a furniture retailer to a massive wholesale distributor. Verne considers himself a serial entrepreneur and has a passion for teaching others about the how to be successful in life and in the business world. He is a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area.