Growing with Purpose Podcast: "From Delivery Driver to CEO" with Kornel Grygo
On this episode of the Growing with Purpose podcast, host Paul Spiegelman talks with Kornel Grygo, the newly-named CEO of Tasty Catering.
Kornel Grygo grew up in Poland until he moved to the United States at the age of ten. His childhood was defined by working hard and taking responsibility, two traits that would serve him well as he climbed the ranks at Tasty Catering. Kornel originally came to Tasty Catering as a front-line employee over a decade ago, working as a brand ambassador and a delivery driver. Kornel was a perfect match for Tasty's values-based, high-performing culture and the company continually invested in his growth and development — even enrolling him in a leadership development program with the Small Giants Community in 2016. Earlier this year, Kornel was named CEO of Tasty Catering.
In this episode, Kornel shares his early lessons on leadership and explains how Tasty's strong culture helped make his transition to CEO successful. Tune in to Kornel's story below:
[3:17] Make People Your Competitive Advantage
[6:15] From Delivery Driver to CEO
[8:26] Lessons Learned Growing up in Poland
[13:01] Always Work Harder than Everyone Else
[19:52] Gaining Trust as an Emerging Leader
[27:43] The Impact of the Small Giants Journey
Book that Influenced Kornel's Leadership:
Good to Great by Jim Collins