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Nov 30, 2020

Dave Melville is the CEO and Founder of The Bowdoin Group, an award-winning executive search firm that helps businesses find the right fit for specific leadership and strategic roles. He has over 30 years of experience and is the one behind the company’s strategic planning initiatives. Dave believes one of the best things their company does is the way they help companies create positive change in the world. Companies in healthcare, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals are some of their biggest clients.

Dave joins me to discuss how you can learn from your mistakes and become successful faster than someone who is naturally born smart. He shares where he learned to respect the work you do and explains how being a sheltered person can inevitably set you up for failure. He describes some of the reasons why intelligence does not guarantee success. Dave also discusses why Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning greatly impacted his career.

"If you've been set back at something, you will get through it. It will reset to something better." - Dave Melville

This week on The Virtual Campfire Podcast:

  • How to respect yourself and the work you do.
  • Why Dave isn't wired to work for money.
  • How the clients they help are positively affecting people's lives.
  • Why having a high IQ doesn't always equate to success.
  • How seeking feedback can propel a person's ability to learn.
  • Being sheltered and why it's hard to adjust to everyday mistakes.
  • What Dave believes is unfair and wrong when it comes to getting a start in life.

Our Favorite Quotes:

  • "If you're not taking things seriously, you're not respecting yourself." - Dave Melville
  • "If you're going to do something, do it right. You have one shot, keep working through it." - Dave Melville
  • "The only thing we have control over is the way we react to a situation." - Dave Melville

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