FAST COMPANY: What have you learned from collaborating with others?
MORGAN P. GUENTHER: If you don’t know how people feel, you’re not in touch. I then move on to what I call my CEO dependencies, these are projects that sit on my desk if I don’t get them done, someone else in the organization is slowed down. You can’t be a bottleneck in your own organization. Finally, I get to my priorities, what matters the most, where can I add the most value that day? And ya know what, most of those things involve employees, feedback, direction, input, recruiting, compensation, and fun: let’s play some ping pong.