Chad Vordenberge is the Kentucky-Ohio Division Manager for Cutco/Vector Marketing, headquartered in Cincinnati. In his nearly 15 years with the company, Chad has produced over $20 million in sales, qualifying him for the Cutco/Vector Hall of Fame. Throughout his life and career, Chad has been deliberate about honoring the lessons of the past. He’s meticulous in his efforts to learn, and he fosters an environment that encourages others to become independent learners themselves. Chad is thoughtful, introspective, creative, and innovative. He brings these, and so many more qualities to the people under his guidance.


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Here are 20 of Chad’s “Executive Lessons”:

  1. LOVE is spelled TIME- get time with those who matter to you.
  2. Trust is takes time to build but can be completely lost in the matter of a conversation.
  3. Capitalize on momentum, you never know how long you’ll have it.
  4. Emotional management always comes before managing actions or results.
  5. Don’t get caught up in limited thinking, it’s dangerous.
  6. Treat people for who they can be, not who they currently are.
  7. Am I running my business or someone else’s? Run it your way.
  8. Develop core anchors that help drive your daily decisions.
  9. Question everything in a positive way in order to innovate.
  10. Success is an accumulation of small daily decisions. When you look back, there is always a trail of doing the right thing.
  11. Teach out loud and often.
  12. Treat everyone equally by treating them differently. Everyone needs something different than another person.
  13. Culture is best read when the leader isn’t there.
  14. You have two paths in life. The path you choose or the path someone else chooses for you.
  15. A trained mind is better than any script.
  16. Pleasing results have to come before pleasing methods.
  17. Don’t chase numbers, chase quality.
  18. The more impactful your position, the longer it takes to get paid on your actions.
  19. Any time a key indicator of your business is trending down, you need to focus all energy on it. Immediately.
  20. What you appreciate appreciates.


Show Notes for this episode provided by Brian Njenga.

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