4:29 a.m. I did it again. I'm 60 seconds away from my alarm going off, and I’ve carelessly wasted the extra minute of sleep I could have gotten. Another day begins.
IMPACT is known for its transparency within the inbound marketing community. We tell it like it is. If HubSpot does something that doesn’t make sense, we talk about it. And after IMPACT went through a rough period back in 2015, Bob didn’t hide behind a veil of secrecy. He started writing about it and talking about it. A lot.
Those who know me know I like to say I am a student of leadership, rather than painting myself as a “leadership expert.” This mindset of continuous learning and practice allows me to walk into the IMPACT office every day knowing I can learn something new, get just a little bit better, and ultimately, drive our organization forward. If you want to succeed in business (or in life), you must embrace this idea that there is always more to learn, but before I explain why, I want to share a story…
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Retired (RET) Chris Hockenberry took command of the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment on a beautiful fall day in 2012. Captain (CPT) Caleb Ling and I (then CPT Duprey) stood in front of our companies on Pike Field. Our troopers had their M4s and fixed bayonets, and we were doing the All-American parade thing.
Do your employees know how you figured out their salaries? Do they see their future at your company? Do you know how to show them it? Unfortunately, many leaders who have the desire to answer these questions will ultimately answer no.They may say that market research was done and a negotiation took place, but when you dig deeper, most leaders can’t find the language or tools to answer these questions.
Being a leader doesn’t mean that you have all the answers. In fact, in today’s ever-changing world, many leaders aren’t subject matter experts in the field they are leading anymore. If this is the case, however, how can they truly guide their organizations toward success?