Brent R. Tilson is a nationally recognized entrepreneur, industry leader, civic advocate, and the author of Go Slow to Grow Fast, published by ForbesBooks. He is also the founder and CEO of Tilson HR.
As a Christian business leader, my faith serves as the guiding force behind running and growing my business while also fueling my motivation to help other small to medium-sized businesses thrive.
One of the most significant blessings in my Christian journey has been the long-standing, weekly 7 a.m. Bible study I have shared with a close group of business owner friends for over 20 years. These faithful individuals have been a source of encouragement, wisdom, and accountability. Together, we have navigated the challenges and complexities of running our businesses, always seeking godly principles to guide our decisions.
Through my Christian journey, I have discovered the transformative power of Galatians 5:22-23 in the workplace. This verse states, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control." Embracing these virtues has been pivotal in shaping my approach to decision-making, fostering genuine relationships, and leading with grace.
As Tilson HR continues to grow, my desire to help other small to medium-sized businesses succeed remains at the forefront. I believe that when businesses thrive, they create jobs, strengthen communities, and positively impact society. By providing HR services infused with a Christian worldview, I hope to empower businesses to not only achieve their goals but also make a difference in the lives of their employees and the wider community.
In conclusion, my faith in Jesus Christ is the foundation of my life and work. It shapes my interactions with employees and clients, fuels my sense of purpose, and guides my decision-making process. The weekly Bible study with my close business owner friends has been an invaluable source of support and guidance, helping me navigate the challenges of running a business with a Christian perspective. I am grateful for the opportunity to combine my faith and business, and I am committed to using my skills and resources to make a positive impact in the lives of others.
Brent. R. Tilson
Author of Go Slow to Grow Fast
President & CEO, Tilson HR
For his work as an author, entrepreneur, and community leader, Brent and his businesses have received many awards and recognitions, including:
Genius is the ability to crystallize complicated concepts into simple action. Go Slow to Grow Fast delivers this in spades.
This book defines what every business will experience no matter what product/service or age of the organization. When broken down, Brent’s insight is common sense, yet not common practice. With applicable takeaways and questions throughout the book, Go Slow to Grow Fast will help you spend more time in the ‘Driving Zone’ for your business.
Go Slow to Grow Fast is an essential resource for CEOs and executive leader-ship teams of fast-growth firms. It helps them realize what it really takes to move through or avoid the dangerous Drama Zone. By understanding Brent’s model, the leadership team I coach can discover better plans to address their blind spots and the disruptions that are sure to come.
Go Slow to Grow Fast is an extremely insightful and informative book for all business owners, entrepreneurs, and chief executive management personnel who want to develop a deeper understanding of their own businesses and how to bring in greater revenue. The book reflects the wealth of wisdom and experience from the author. Reading the book feels like having a highly qualified mentor guiding you and clarifying all your doubts and queries, and also providing sound advice on which steps to take next. You not only have a mentor who is well-educated, he also has a proven track record of success and decades of experience to guide and advise you. In a time where more and more people are interested in entrepreneurship and starting their own businesses, this book proves to be a highly useful guide. There are so many get-rich-quick schemes all over the Internet, but true wealth and success in growing a business require much wisdom and patience. Indeed, one needs to learn to slow down, take a step back to analyze one's situation in depth, before striving farther.
Brent Tilson has crafted a must read for business owners and entrepreneurial spirits that need to get grounded with some helpful advice for navigating the choppy waters of business growth. Go Slow to Grow Fast is an informative, hands-on look at some of the challenges many businesses face in a period popularly called the S-Curve, which often comprises a number of problems that often necessitate some growing pains. Told through an engaging narrative of fictional characters and punctuated by informative hands-on work for reader involvement (which facilitates content retention), Tilson provides great advice on how to successfully grow your business and bring it through the challenges often associated with expansion. Great read, and written in a fun, dialogue-based style much like Who Moved My Cheese (Spencer Johnson). If you like books that reframe your preservative on money matters (sort of like Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki), this book will give you done great good for thought.
Go Slow To Grow Fast: How to Keep Your Company Driving And Thriving In A Fast-Paced, Competitive Business World by author Brent Tilson is an enjoyable way to learn practical strategies to help your business succeed. Tilson utilizes his own years of business experience, and related wisdom from a variety of sources to provide useful information to his readers. By telling the tale of real characters, in the form of a fable, Tilson helps us understand how their situation relates to our own, and how we can learn from their experience. From the first day your business opens, through the ups and downs, right up to the moment that you can officially consider your business a thriving success - Tilson offers beneficial tips and ideas that can make that path easier and help you get there faster. A must read for entrepreneurs and business professionals.
Brent's book would be a required text if I was still teaching in an MBA Program, but it should be read by any student of management and leadership. Most management "fable" books focus too much on the fable and too little on the principles - - - not the case with Go Slow to Grow Fast.
Tilson HR provides a best-in-class integrated management solution that offers services related to payroll, benefits, compliance, training, and consulting, helping companies control costs with increased efficiencies and reduced risks and allowing them to focus on their core business. Founded in 1995, Tilson HR has a strong history of innovation and excellence. The cornerstone of its corporate mission is to enhance the value of your business by maximizing the effectiveness of your employees.Learn More