“Opportunities present themselves on their own timeline” 

Perry Puccetti served around the world as Marine Corps attack helicopter pilot for over a decade learning the importance of values such as persistence and mission accomplishment. It’s the true meaning of teamwork that Perry has really carried with him over the years and into his role as a CEO.

“What has stuck with me more than anything else is something I try to bring to organizations is a ‘we versus me’ mindset. There’s an old expression, ‘a rising tide lifts all boats,’ which means we can all be successful if everybody is successful. Success of the individual should not be at the expense of the whole.”

In this episode of In Layman’s Terms, Perry shares advice and lessons learned from his corporate adventures including:

  • The expenditure of emotional capital
  • How a leader can be the brand for the company even when they’re an introvert
  • Remember your supporters (especially when making a leap without a net)
  • Always have a process

The favorite question in each podcast is, “what has been one of your oh $hit moments?” I think Perry’s is my all time favorite because it involves an 8′ javelin, a taxicab and getting lost in Europe. He proves that even these moments can turn to gold.

You can listen to the full episode here or download and subscribe to all of the In Layman’s Terms episodes on iTunes or on Stitcher.


The value adds are a short list of books that Perry has found insightful over the years. You’ll see it’s a mix of fiction and non-fiction. He said there are a bazillion others, thus is the variety of his reading list!

You can find Perry on Twitter: @PerryPuccetti and connect with him on LinkedIn. He’s transitioned his blog to LinkedIn Publisher so be sure to follow him for additional leadership insights.

Of course, you can find me on . I’d love to hear your feedback (kind words of course) so email me at [email protected].

Stay tuned for Episode 14 – How to Use LinkedIn to Drive Thought Leadership, an interview with JD Gershbein.

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