Podcast Episode #30: Brad Lomenick - H3 Leadership
Posted: May 15 2016
Brad Lomenick led and directed a movement of young leaders called Catalyst for twelve years. He has since moved into a strategic advisor role with Catalyst, along with several other organizations.
Over the last fifteen years, he has spent a significant amount of time convening leaders. Prior to running Catalyst, he spent five years involved in the growth of the nationally acclaimed Life@Work Magazine and did management consulting with Cornerstone Group. Before that, after graduating from the University of Oklahoma, he rode horses for a living on a ranch in the Colorado mountains for several years.
He writes about leadership, the next generation, creativity, innovation, social media, teamwork, personal growth, generational issues, execution, and a few other topics.
Brad loves Oklahoma Sooners’ football and considers himself a strong candidate for the senior golf tour at some point.
Kings and Priests by Charles Nieman
H3 LEADERSHIPHumble. Hungry. Hustle.
Brad's Catalyst Journey:
- The vision behind Catalyst was to create a movement without a point person as the hero.
- He led and directed the Catalyst movement for twelve years.
- In 2013, he recognized that Catalyst was growing, but he was depleting as a leader.
- He knew it was time to step out of the way and allow someone else to step in.
- He knew once he stepped out, Catalyst would flourish.
- "It's not about me. It never was about me." - Brad
Influencing the Influencers:
- As a part of Catalyst, Brad was a part of building a platform that others could stand on.
- He recognized his role as an influencer.
- He currently impacts a few (10s) compared to 1000s through coaching and advising.
- He is strategically connected to a few who are aggregating.
- He has gone from being the aggregator to coaching the aggregator.
The 3 Layers of YOU:
- Your Identity - Your WHO.
- Your Calling - Your WHY. (Passions + Strengths)
- Your Assignments - Your DO. (Job / Vocation)
The Confusion Between Your Assignment and Your Identity:
- If I wrap my identity around my assignment, what happens to me when my assignment is over?
- Sometimes we get so wrapped around our assignment it becomes our identity.
- Millennials are going to have about 15 assignments in life.
- Your assigment is not your calling.
- In the church world, we have to release people to go work in the marketplace.
- There is not one calling that is ministry. (Kings and Priests by Charles Nieman)
- Walk away with intentionality. If you don’t, you might help kill the thing you built.
- The legacy that leadership is based on is how something does once you leave.
WHO You Are Determines WHAT you do.
- Don’t worry about the WHAT. The WHAT will take care of itself.
- Ask: WHO? Work on yourself and your spouse, family, circle of friends, etc.
- Your WHO ends up introducing you to your WHAT.
- JESUS is the foundation of your WHO.
- We can’t fast forward or shortcut the process of WHO. Spend your 20s getting your WHO in place.
- Spiritual Development: Set some goals on how to become more like Jesus. Put habits in place.
- Navigate the parts of who you are that need work. (NOT your weaknesses - The areas that you need to become good at.)
- How do I constantly improve and become an anticipator - Someone who executes and takes things to the finish line?
- Make a list! Have 10-15 things you are improving on for the year.
- Develop a CALLING STATEMENT!
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