10 Lessons Learned From Dad.

September 10, 2018 4:15 pm Delia Dinner Photo

Ed Delia, President of Delia Associates, says,

“Last month was my 23rd anniversary at Delia Associates, and it also was my Dad’s birthday month (Aug 23). He passed in 2012. My father accomplished many great things, and the most notable being the creation of Delia Associates. ‘I want to create something that lives beyond me,’ he was on record as saying about the company. On October 11, Delia Associates turns 54 so it’s safe to say he did.

Here are 10 lessons I learned from Dad:

  1. Prepare like crazy for meetings.
  2. When in doubt, pick up the phone and call.
  3. Set and maintain a high standard. Never compromise on quality. 
  4. Great questions lead to great discussion.
  5. Don’t hesitate to tap into your network for help.
  6. Be concise. Can you say it in one sentence?
  7. Sleep on tough decisions whenever possible.
  8. Little details are huge.
  9. Be willing to fight for a great idea.
  10. Manage by inspection, not expectation.

They have served me well. I hope they do the same for you.”

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About The Author

Ed Delia became President of Delia Associates in 1998, assuming full control of the company founded by his father, Michael A. Delia, in 1964. Under Ed’s leadership, Delia Associates has contributed directly to the success and growth of a wide variety of clients, from global to regional organizations. The firm has helped many businesses to grow and expand their sales opportunities through the development and implementation of highly successful brand-based programs. Known for its business-centric creativity, Delia Associates has received numerous professional awards and industry commendations.