How To Effectively Support Your High Achieving Leader

This is a followup letter to the latest blog post I wrote, A Helpful Letter To The High Achieving Business Leader. I encourage you to read it as well.

* * * * *

Dear Passionate Follower,

You have done well, and your contribution with your organization has been valuable.  You are in good standing in the organization, and your organization is in good standing across the industry. You have spent so much time working hard, it seems you missed the fact that your organization is lapping competitors in the space you run. Your organization is looked up to as an authority by competitors and is “punching above its weight class”.

support-achieving-leader-cigar
 
My challenge to you is, focus on becoming a better leader. Think about how to communicate better, how to be proactive, and how to take responsibility. Prioritize learning, reflecting and growing as a person. Build it into your work rhythms.
 
Let us lead by example. Model for those who follow us. Focus on ourselves and not others.  If we see our leaders not leading the way we believe they ought to be, we ought to be leading in that way ourselves as a model to them and our team. Let the CEO be inspired by the example we set before him, and let us not be disturbed or offended when our accomplishments and activities are challenged or threatened.

Continue Reading

A Helpful Letter To The High Achieving Business Leader

A Helpful Letter To The High Achieving Business Leader

The following is my letter to high achieving Christian business leaders. It is intended to help provide perspective and insight as you travel this road. For those of you who do not share a Christian belief, I encourage you to read through it and filter out my faith based insights :-)

 
* * * * *
 
Dear High Achieving Christian Business Leader,
 
You have done well.
 
When I look around the organization you are stewarding I see one which is thriving together in many ways. The people, the culture and the excellence is exciting to see. Behind each desk is a great person. One who is making a difference in the lives of those around them.
 
As you learn to become the leader you envision, prioritize God at the beginning of every day. When we start our day with God in prayer and reading His word, we fill ourselves so we can pour out into others. Consistently pray for yourself, your leadership team, vendors and your customers. There is no lack of those involved in your life to pray for.
 
Prioritize people when it means you can’t achieve your goals. We are accepted as we are and when we cannot perform, it does not change our standing. Set aside your achievement and adopt a mindset of stewardship. While stewarding, let people be your primary concern. Be willing to invite them in and let them go when their time is done.

Continue Reading

Three Simple Strategies To Grow Our Businesses

3-simple-strategies-grow-business

April 1st 2015 marked our one year anniversary since we shut down Noodlehead Marketing. Three months later and we are now 15 months post-mortem.

Wow. 
 
Life has changed. 
 
Not knowing where this new journey would take me or my family, God has blessed us with different types of provision, including work and relationships.
 
Thinking about the last 15 months, I recognized three patterns during this new journey. These are habits, I believe, God has honored us as we have harvested the fruit of our labor. Once I recognized these behaviors, I became intentional about living them, and now I wish to share them with you. My hope is they will provide inspiration and encouragement as you journey forward in your own respective paths.

Continue Reading

How A Simple Speaking Event Became A Milestone Moment

How A Simple Speaking Event Became A Milestone Moment

2010 was a monumental year of testing for me. By this time in my life, I made a commitment to God about my values, priorities, and mission. This resulted in many trials and tribulations test my commitment. At the time, I wrote down what my focus. It included my personal mission, priorities and motivation. 

Continue Reading

A Year's Worth Of Work: In Bullet Time

A Year's Worth Of Work: In Bullet Time

13 months has passed since I became a full time contractor. With a steady volume of client projects over the last 13 months, our family has embraced my life as a full time freelancer.

A large portion of the work has included coaching business leaders through a visioneering process to help them get focus and organized. The remaining amount of work has included a variety of strategic and tactical marketing support. At the end of the day, I am helping business leaders resolve their internal communication problems and external marketing challenges. 

Here is a bulleted list of some of the work I've been involved in over the past year.

Continue Reading

A Project Gone Terribly Wrong

A Project Gone Terribly Wrong

This is part 2 of a 3 part series on financial debt. In part one, I shared how a zealous hiring caused us at Noodlehead Marketing to fall into debt. If you missed it, click here to read.

Did You Know We Almost Got Sued?

In the fall of 2010, I came face to face with a Sheriff for my first time. I was sitting down at my office desk when I looked over to see an officer in uniform enter. My eyes immediately darted away as my mind ran through numerous scenarios of why he was there. Bracing for the worst case scenario, I turned away hoping he wouldn't see me.

Continue Reading