Secrets To Success With PV Boccasam of Novak Biddle: “Backwards Leadership”

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New Series: Simple Secrets to Success From Execs Who Know

WashingtonExec reached out to area executives to gain insight and share local “secrets to success” stories. We thought that our readers would appreciate a series designed around their peers as well as from those who have the expertise but might not have the platform to share their knowledge.

Meet PV Boccasam, Partner at Novak Biddle Venture Partners.

“Success begins with an goal in mind. The vision of what you want the future to look like for others and for yourself has to be crystal clear. Then you work your leadership backwards to see who, what, when and how of getting to that end-goal. The most important part of that learning-journey is to know that it is never a straight road to get there, and that every crisis along the winding way is a gate to test your passion, perseverance and performance levels…the three key ingredients that makes the difference between enduring it and winning it.

Additionally, how you set up your own definition of personal success is a actually a humbling trick;  because if you make it totally about yourself,  one may never win. If you make it solely about others you may not win either. It’s the delicate balance that allows you to harmonize the best of you with the best of others to create the best accretive value for your customers/partners.”

PV is the founder and former CEO of Approva Corporation. He also is co-founder and former president of Entevo. Entevo was sold to Bindview (now part of Symantec) for $125 million in 2000.

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