“They emphasized leadership principles we could use,” he says about the dozen or so Navy SEALs who put them under stressful conditions. “They thrive on chaos. When everybody’s confused, they know what to do. They plan for it. They prepare for it.”
From the brief training, Mr. Wrocherinsky says he learned to use intelligence about his clients to develop plans to adapt to rapid changes in the business market. That’s why afterward, he put the lessons he learned to good use by meeting with his employees and customers to tell them that even with the economic downturn, the company is in a growth spurt, having seen a 15% to 20% jump in revenue to $18.5 million. Being proactive, he also says that his company will be holding a seminar series that would help his clients – other small-business owners – share information about business practices that have helped them weather difficult business conditions right now.
“One of my philosophies is to learn and grow as a person, and to learn as a leader,” says Mr. Wrocherinsky, who was honored this year as the Small Business Person of the Year in New York City and the state by the Small Business Administration.
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