“Early, often, ugly. It doesn’t have to be perfect…”

September 01, 20161 minute read

— Christa Quarles, CEO of Open Table, in a New York Times interview, talking about how she gets her teams to come to her with ideas at an early stage.

In the weekly “Corner Office” feature by Adam Bryant, she also talks about other leadership lessons, including how important she thinks it is to embrace vulnerability. “The paradox of owning what you know and what you don’t know is that you actually seem more powerful as you expose more vulnerability.”