Author speaks at CEO Boot Camp


Jim Muehlhausen, author of the book “The 51 Fatal Business Errors – And How to Avoid Them”, spoke August 28 to a collection of local businesspeople at Kincaid’s Classic American Dining. The early-morning gathering, dubbed “CEO Boot Camp”, centered around Muehlhausen’s approach to leadership, and also a presentation by Howard Hubler. Among the tips Muehlhausen touched on in his presentation were:


This is Muehlhausen’s 10th year on the speaking circuit

Effectiveness Errors

“The systems should run the business and the people should run the systems. When CEOs get this backwards, mistakes happen.”

Lack of an operations plan

“Well over 90 percent of small businesses do not have one – the good ones do. It is not the plan itself that is of value, it is the process of doing it. Doing an operations plan will force you to refine and tighten your processes. It will also point out your “holes.”

Being afraid to turn over employees

“Don’t hire your competitors’ rejects; build your own talent. Think about your best employees – were they someone else’s best guy or did the cream rise to the top? The cream always rises to the top.”

Lack of investment in training employees

“Shadowing doesn’t equal training. Your best people are the worst at training because they don’t know why they’re good, they’re just adept at what they do.”


To learn more about Muehlhausen’s book and his programs, visit


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