Baboon had been speaking at a conference for new business owners. When he was getting ready to leave for the evening a young entrepreneur came up to him with one simple question about his leadership. The entrepreneur was very timid to Baboon listened closely to his question. It was about what the best part of his role was. For a few moments Baboon thought about the simplicity of the question. Finally he replied honestly, “You are very shy to be a leader. You’re the reason I enjoy my role as the top rank. I get to tutor people like you, from shy to stern and strong to arrogant. I get people from all backgrounds and how I handle them is exactly what gives me a thrill as a leader.”
Gresham “Gresh” W. Harkless Jr. is the founder of CBNation and Blue 16 Media. CBNation is a Business to Business (B2B) Brand focusing on increasing the business success rate by providing visibility and resources for CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners. CBNation consists of blogs (CEOBlogNation.com), podcasts (CEOPodcasts.com) and videos (CBNation.tv). Blue 16 Media is a digital marketing agency providing digital marketing services including web design & SEO to small to medium-sized businesses and organizations. Central to his marketing philosophy is that You Are a Media Company: Developing a Marketing Strategy to Connect with Your Target and Reach Your Goals. Gresham is proud a graduate of Howard University & Georgetown University. He also is a graduate of the 2020 Leadership Center for Excellence Young Professionals Program ’16 and recognized by the Alexandria Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s 40 Under 40.