As originally published in Houston Business Journal, Most Admired CEO honoree, Edwin Bosso, was highlighted in their CEO section following the virtual award ceremony.

Edwin Bosso, Founder and CEO, Myrtle Consulting Group

Education: Bachelor’s, The Hague Polytechnic; MBA, Rice University

How would your employees describe you as a leader in one word?

Patient and driven.

What was your biggest professional mistake and what did you learn from it?

I have always had a passion for coaching people. I constantly challenged myself to help them improve their contribution and achieve their ambitions. My biggest professional mistake was believing that individuals could be coached out of poor judgment or out of a weak moral foundation. That mistake almost cost us what we worked so hard to build. Through that experience, I have learned that, as Maya Angelou famously said: “When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.” I have continued to see the best in people. I have continued to be passionate about development, but I became very good at distinguishing honest mistakes and corrupt intentions.

What advice would you give to emerging leaders?

It is important to build a business focused on values and key principles. It is also necessary to exhibit a value-based culture and to ensure a commitment toward the client’s satisfaction.

How do you relax/unwind?

As a huge fan of Chelsea, I spend my spare time watching and trying never to miss a game. I absolutely love spending quality time with my family. I am an avid traveler who enjoys exploring various cultures. I also enjoy ping pong, listening to Bob Marley, and singing karaoke (I am a horrible singer).

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