Fishbowl Chairman and CEO David K. Williams has advocated a unique style of leadership for years that has produced amazing results for his company. He serves his employees, community, and others while also encouraging his employees to take risks and stand out.
And his efforts have not gone unnoticed. He was recently included among “The World’s 10 Top CEOs” by Inc. for leading his company in a totally unique way.
The author of the article picked 10 CEOs who best exemplify servant leadership. This is a leadership style that puts the head of a company at each of their employees’ level and cultivates the following qualities in both leaders and their employees:
“I chose CEOs and founders who I felt depicted a cross-representation of leaders from larger companies and various industries that would appeal to multi-generations,” the author notes. “I also picked CEOs who maintain a broader view of servant leadership and its impact on the greater good through humanitarian efforts.”
Williams comes in at No. 9 on the list, thanks to his charitable efforts with the CAM Foundation and the company’s annual Fishbowl Day of Service. He was also recognized for his strides toward making his company employee-owned and for the principles he laid out in his book, The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning: Tying Soft Traits to Hard Results.
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Robert Lockard is a copywriter with Fishbowl. He writes for several blogs about inventory management, manufacturing, QuickBooks, and small business. Fishbowl is the #1-requested manufacturing and warehouse management software for QuickBooks users. Robert enjoys running, reading, writing, spending time with his wife and children, and watching movies.