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5 Most Important Things Paul Petersen of Goldmine has Learned in Business and Life

November 14, 2017
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This is an on-going series of interviews with executives on SLMA Radio and CRM Radio.

Paul Petersen, GM and VP of Goldmine Software shares his struggles from a young man to adjust to the realities of business.  He has worked for 7 CEO’s as a senior manager and each taught him that he must consider being:

  1. Adaptability: He had to accept and participate in change; He has had 7 CEOs – all good guys, but different. He chose to participate rather than fight it (excepting criminal or ethical lapses)
  2. An “idea” is NOT a “plan”: many a good idea goes unfulfilled for want of execution. Have an idea? Enlist others to help -- have a bias for action.
  3. Communicating is hard – He learned more from listening than speaking. And by listening, he was more relevant for what  he heard
  4. No one Cares what you did (or know) – only what you do now. No one says “tell us about software in the old days, Mr. Petersen” or cares about his thoughts on Fleetwood Mac before the girls joined.
  5. Make your boss look good (and team) – don’t be a kiss ass, but be supportive, do what you can to help others succeed; offer praise, cooperation – and phrase critiques gently.
  6. Lastly Bonus: have coping strategies: Pick your battles, be active, do stuff /press on
About Paul Petersen
Petersen is the general manager and vice president of the GoldMine.   His career spans working with sales & marketing systems and process having developed, managed, and sold for companies including McDonald's Corp, General Electric, Symantec, Allied Van Lines and now has 16 years with CRM background at GoldMine.  He holds a JD from Loyola University of Chicago and was one of the first to be awarded  the Professional Certified Marketer designation by the American Marketing Association.
 
About GoldMine
Headquartered in Milpitas, CA., USA, GoldMine is a division of FrontRange Solutions. GoldMine is a leading provider of mobile relationship management solutions for small businesses worldwide. Over 1 million users have selected GoldMine to help them manage over 1 billion relationships. GoldMine has been selected by businesses in more than 80 verticals and 45 countries to grow their businesses and build enduring relationships.
 
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