Where was I five years ago? At the company headquarters of D Company, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment located in the Center of the Universe -- AKA, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. I had the honor of being Dog 6, the company commander of D Company, responsible for everything D Company did or didn’t do. At the time, we were about to go to the field for a week’s worth of training, including marksmanship and war-fighting.
Every day, my inbox is flooded with messages and blog articles proposing the many things leaders should be doing to become even better leaders. Some of these titles might look familiar to you...
When you’re the leader of an organization, you have to be willing to experiment -- with new ideas, processes, etc.
So, you’re not seeing the results you want from your team. You’re baby-stepping. You’re doing the work -- but your team isn’t developing, moving the ball forward, or doing great work and moving it into the done column. You and your team aren’t having fun anymore... Your team is missing revenue goals. Team velocity is stagnant at best. For some reason, your team can’t break through and deliver the outcomes necessary to fulfill their purpose. The truth is -- It may not be them.
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.