AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 16, 2018 — Catapult, a digital solutions and services firm, announced today that its CEO, David Fuess, has been featured in the book Supreme Leadership by best-selling author Alinka Rutkowska. Supreme Leadership, which compiles insights from 34 select CEOs who’ve been at the helm of successful companies, spotlights Fuess’s commitment to cultivating an exceptional corporate culture. The 12-page section stories Fuess’s efforts to help build and maintain a workplace that gives employees a strong sense of purpose and belonging.
A piece of wisdom from David, “hire wisely,” sets the tone for his interview in Supreme Leadership, which traces his people-first values back to Catapult’s roots. He explains how the business was built on the belief that personal interactions between clients and consultants are what set service-based companies like Catapult apart, crediting employees as the organization’s biggest asset. Fuess goes on to share the details of Catapult’s hiring and interview methodology – Top Grading, invented by General Electric – which he claims has played a key role in Catapult’s long-lived success.
Fuess clarifies that you must also keep talented employees on board – a rare feat in the consulting industry, which often demands 60+ hours a week from employees. But Fuess’s respect for work-life balance has helped keep many of its leaders around for over 10 years – one reason why Catapult has been named a “Best Place to Work” around 50 times.
On having been selected to share his story in Supreme Leadership, Fuess says, “I’m honored by this chance to attribute Catapult’s legacy to the strength and commitment of our people. As we continue to expand globally, I strive to maintain a work environment where every single employee knows that their efforts make a difference to both Catapult and our customers.”