Dove had been working with a client for well over a year on one project. They were nearing the finish line when there was a slight issue with what he had completed. Looking back over his work he realized that he had made an error when writing some of the content. It was due to his customer later that day. As easy as it would have been to blame it on someone below him or claim the technology had malfunctioned, Dove knew he had to take responsibility. He called up the client to let him know about the mistake. While she was disappointed in what had been done she knew it was just that – a mistake. Dove thanked her and promised to fix the error by the morning. For Dove, telling the truth was much more ethical than tossing out a lie.
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.