Being right


As the most tenured person in Contactually (dating back to origination of the idea), it’s no surprise that I am a host to many opinions. What the perceived correct answer to a question is, next best action, how to interpret the data.

With greater frequency, my opinion is overruled. While some may think a leader who never “gets their way” would be an incendiary one – the secret is I’m elated.

The role of a leader is to bring all the right people together, and get to the right answer. If that means proposing *something* just to provoke the right answer, great. If I have to ask the seemingly idiotic questions, so be it. Pointing out that two people have opposing views just to create the right amount of chaos, that tension moves things forward.


You don’t have to be right. You have to instigate the discovery of the right answer.

Coder & Founder. Co-Founder & CEO of Contactually. Organizer of DC Tech Meetup & ProudlyMadeInDC. Always in search of the best breakfast burrito.

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