Great story of leadership lessons learned by GreatAmerica COO & Office of the Pres David Pohlman

by David Pohlman – I was just a 14-year-old boy. It was another warm Dublin, California summer day and my hands were getting black with grease in the bike shop where I worked.

I raced BMX bikes and the shop owner had asked my parents if it would be okay to offer me a job, since I spent more time in his shop than home or school.

Having had a successful business career in corporate America before opening Dublin Cyclery, Chuck Tyler saw something in me I did not yet see in myself.

As a teenager, I simply saw the short-term benefits, like earning movie ticket money, but the lessons I learned from him about leadership were invaluable and endure to this day.

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