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Corey Chambas: President & CEO of First Business Financial Services, Inc.
Corey Chambas, President & CEO of First Business Financial Services, Inc. is a featured blogger for IBMadison.com. Corey has over 25 years experience working with local businesses. He currently serves as a director of several of First Business's companies, is a board member of M3 Insurance Solutions, an advisory board member of Bellbrook Labs and Aldine Capital Fund, and a member of the Strategic Issues Campaign Committee for the United Way of Dane County.
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Topic: Management & Leadership
If you’re not failing, you’re not trying. That might be a little strong, but if you or your company are not coming up with new ideas and trying new things that sometimes fail, you’re probably not moving fast enough to win in today’s business world. You have to change to improve.
I personally come up with a lot of new ideas. The problem is, only half of them are good. I leave it up to the folks I work with to figure out which half are the good ones (they all seem great to me!). At a recent meeting when I mentioned this, eyes rolled, questioning whether my "half right" claim was a bit …
I was recently at a yoga class (yes, I do yoga it’s the best thing I’ve ever done for my chronically bad back and I highly recommend it) and the instructor told us to practice "single-tasking" to focus both mind and body on the one thing that we were doing at that moment. That really caught my attention as I’m a big multi-tasker (I check e-mail while watching the Packer game, I try to learn Spanish while driving, I listen to books on my iPod while walking the dog). In fact, I liked the concept of single-tasking so much, as it’s so different from how we live today, that I thought it could …
I was asked to do this "Mind" Your Business blog series a while back. I was told it would be a good thing to do and not to worry, "it would be easy." I’ve received some positive feedback on my posts, so I think it has turned out to be a good thing. However, I can tell you it is NOT as easy as advertised. Consistently coming up with thought-provoking content is a challenge. As I started the series I had a couple of ideas so I started strong, but I was worried about continuing to come up with meaningful subject matter every two weeks.
I hoped I wouldn’t become a "one hit …