5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Began Leading My Company
An interview with Charlie Katz of Authority Magazine:
Be ready to adjust and adapt. You got to be ready to pivot when the unexpected happens. And it will happen. We spent over a year, meticulously planning every detail of our business before launch, then practically threw it all out the window when the financial crisis hit. It won’t always be something as devastating as near collapse of the global financial system. But there are countless unexpected situations that can make or break a business. So, you need enough flexibility to address the circumstances of your situation, no what gets thrown your way.
As part of my series about the leadership lessons of accomplished business leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing Art Haws.
C. Arthur Haws, CPWA®, CFP® is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of HawsGoodwin Wealth, located in Nashville. Art and his business partner launched their wealth management firm the month before the financial crisis of 2008/2009 reached its peak. Through an unprecedented recession and a major distrust in financial executives, the former Merrill Lynch alums have since then grown the business to the point of national recognition on the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers (RIA) list in 2019 and 2020, and the number two position on RIA Channel®’s 2020 Top 50 Emerging RIA List. Art accesses deep experience in both asset and wealth management in order to help high net-worth business executives and families navigate financial complexities to achieve their lifetime goals.