Curtis Hite is the CEO and Chairman of Improving, a software consulting and training company with a focus on Conscious Capitalism. He has grown Improving to over 250 million in revenues, 1,500+ employees, and 15 offices. Improving provides software development, technology consulting, and agile training to clients globally.
Improving has been recognized 13 times by the Inc. 500/5000 as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S. The company has also received more than 100 recognitions as one of the best places to work in nearly all the markets they serve as well as several national best places to work awards.
Curtis is a regular speaker on leadership and culture and has been recognized on the Inc 500/5000 list for most admired CEO of the year and as an Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist.
What you’ll learn:
About Improving [1:15]
How Improving is changing the perception of IT [1:28]
Improving’s vision of the future [3:51]
Misconceptions about conscious capitalism [6:00]
Origin story of Curtis Hite [11:12]
What Curtis learned from becoming a “hero to zero” [12:50]
Where does motivation come from? [14:16]
How to raise children with good character [15:14]
The role of a disciplinarian parent as a clue to success [16:23]
A spiritual event that caused a seismic transformation [17:58]
How to explore your own spirituality [20:39]
Understanding Curtis’s gifts and strengths [22:06]
How to discover your own gifts and strengths [24:31]
The importance of cultural alignment in business [25:52]
How to shape company culture [28:28]
Early challenges at Improving and lessons learned [34:23]
How to survive as a startup company [37:13]
Curtis’s advice on how to stand out in your career [39:18]
Curtis’s advice for startup entrepreneurs [42:21]
How to overcome fear and develop courage [43:24]
Tips to learn and grow from failure [47:00]
Morning routines that prime Curtis for success [48:51]
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