Dionysis Ammolochitis

A Letter to my Colleagues

Dear colleagues,

We have set some targets, and as you already know targets are attained only with hard work. Thank you for everything you have already achieved – you know really well that I need you as much as you need me to achieve our goals. I will constantly remind you that I am sure we will conquer every “peak” despite the adversities of life.


The first thing needed is courage.Though I know obstacles pop up out of nowhere, I am sure for one thing; that all of the obstacles can be overcome and all of the goals can be attained, with strong will and courage.

Of course, most of you will try now and then to convince me that this thing called failure exists, is common and possible to happen. And I will know that the only reason you believe this is to leave a loophole there so that you can fail. However, this is not applicable for people who, by showing persistence and courage, defy all the “advices” from people that tell them trying isn’t even worth it.

Eventually, those people do succeed, as for them there is no room for failure, as for them too much are at stake (even if this is not the case), and with this mindset they win. Now many historical facts apply to this occasion, such as the legendary Βattle of Gaugamela with the Persian forces number over 250,000 soldiers and Alexander the Great’s only 45,000 to 50,000 Greeks. I imagine them saying “Do you see those guys on the other side? Well, it’s not that big a deal, let’s attack them fast and finish with them, since we have some other stuff to do in the evening”. And that was it, they attacked them and exterminated them pretty easily.

Do you get it? Their confidence and certainty of who they were and what they were supposed to do was such that failure didn’t exist in their minds. Therefore, I urge you to let your confidence do the hard work, increase it as much as you can and you will be surprised to see the problems you will be able to deal with. Those are principles and ideals that have profoundly influenced my life and my beliefs, and I live by them.

Indeed, each department I engage in, I do really well and this is good for you, isn’t it?Do you know which would be a failure of mine? For you not to depend on your own powers and to fail do your job. I call your attention to it by any means; you shouldn’t be afraid of making a mistake. You are capable of taking the right decisions and not to make mistakes on important issues. And yes, you are right, the success of your department and of our company overall is at stake depending on your decisions. Nonetheless, do not worry about this, since not taking any decision will lead to a worst result. This is so simple; believe in yourselves and take a decision.

Realize that today you are in a position to achieve anything you set as a goal, and you had better know and agree with the goals of our team. In order to be totally clear I suggest that you don’t ever again dare tell me “I can’t do this” for some of our projects or plans. I am fed up with this and it doesn’t suit you. I want you to know that my patience is exhausted by all those “can’t”. Do you know why? BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS YOU CAN, I’VE SEEN IT WITH MY OWN EYES, YOU CAN!

Dear colleagues, you have assumed willingly the responsibility of your post, so play hard and do your best. Be interested for the rest of our team and make it bloom; it is your team! The above are not complaints, you have already achieved a lot, so please accept my congratulations and allow me to tell you that you deserve even better results.

Thank you in advance for all the goals you will achieve. I know I can count on you.


Dionysis Ammolochitis – President & CEO