Douglas Lindemann, the Chief Information Officer at ArcBest Technologies, challenges listeners to earn the trust of their employees. Trust is not something you can mandate or buy. Whether you’ve gone through a merger and acquisition or just tried to onboard a new employee, you know the key to success is getting people to opt into the vision and process of the organization. Douglas knows firsthand that even as a CIO, the opt-in of the entire team makes new systems succeed or fail. This cowboy boot wearin’ C-suite exec freely offers the lessons he’s learned from the top, so you know what it takes to nurture teams. So that opt in emotionally with the organization’s goals. And here’s the deal, his advice is way bigger than the bottom line or keeping employees – it shows us how to lead like Christ.
Hey True North Leader, whether you’re a new or long-time listener, you know that the success and growth of a ministry or business have more to do with culture than anything else. Culture influences leadership styles, retention, productivity, and ultimately, the bottom line. If you sense a shift is needed in your organization, you’re probably right!
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About the guest:
Douglas Lindemann is currently the Chief Information Officer at ArcBest Technologies. He is known for being a problem solver and a team builder. Douglas leads various teams working on large-scale product development projects. He enjoys helping his teams solve problems by getting them to think outside the box. Douglas believes in challenging his teams to get out of their comfort zone and never to stop learning. He can cut through silos within the organization to find consensus on the correct course of action. His success in these endeavors can be attributed to his goal of developing effective working relationships throughout the organization. Douglas also has a passion for identifying and growing future leaders.
Douglas’s prior roles include software development and Director of Business Intelligence at the Household Good Moving division of ArcBest.He received his Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Texas Tech University and has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas. He also served on a school board for 7 years and was president of the board for 5 years.
About the host:
Following a successful career as CEO, Bobby sold his business to a publicly-traded company. In what he calls his “second half of life”, Bobby seeks to pour Biblically-based principles into growth-minded business, church, and non-profit leaders.
Through Values-Driven Leadership, Bobby serves as an Executive Coach and Training Consultant for organizations. He shares many of his principles and practices through a weekly blog, the True North Leader podcast, and through three books he has authored:
- Principled Profits: Outward Success Is an Inside Job
- True North Business: A Leader’s Guide to Extraordinary Growth and Impact
- The Freedom Paradox: Is Unbridled Freedom Dividing America?
Find out more at ValuesDrivenCulture.com