Today, I am ready to bring my experience to a new company - and perhaps yours. I wrote this so we may each discover if I fit with your team. First, I’ll share three unshakable principles I have found invaluable in my career. Those principles are as follows:
- Confidence means knowing you are good at something, while arrogance means forgetting other people are, too. Never be arrogant!
- Recognizing and cultivating talents and motivations of others leads to much greater success than seeking only individual objectives. That’s what teamwork is about!
- If you must sum up your business ideology in a single word, “Integrity” should be an easy conclusion. Without integrity, everything else fails!
Strategic, creative, and mathematically sound “big thinking” is imperative to building business success. Properly planned big thinking is one of the greatest assets of a company, and it comes from its people. I learned this fact a long time ago, and it has provided me the guidance to cultivate the talents and motivations of my work teams. These leadership principles change people’s lives and transform companies - and without this, even the best ideas will fail at execution.
Creating the best strategy for your organization begins with leadership that has the right experience, knowledge, and durability to discover the right questions. Without knowing the appropriate questions to address, the answers will never be optimal.
I am looking for a company to fall in love with and represent as a leader. I am well qualified for many roles, but the right company with a desire to improve and grow means much more than a title, location, or even salary. My priority is to discover the right company, and I will relocate to wherever the company needs me.
This is a story of who I am, professionally and personally, including what others say about me. If we make a good match, I will enjoy hearing from you. If you would rather skip straight to my résumé, you may do that, too.
Review My Résumé:
I started my first company while my peers were planning their prom dates - and it was a great success. I worked very hard to learn what builds business - and also the pitfalls to avoid. I studied carefully and practiced my creative and analytic talents. I was fortunate to discover my limitations, too. That is when I studied how to recognize and develop the talents of others. This knowledge has produced many valuable success-building lessons that I offer for the benefit of your company.
I’ve done many of the things people believed “can’t be done”. By the time my peers were graduating college, I had built a successful company and negotiated millions of dollars of equity in multiple others. I attribute that success to having vision, backed with creativity and experience - but most of all, embracing the talents and motivations of others.
I have enjoyed more than twenty years in executive management, business ownership, and marketing consulting. During that time, I learned how to reach the right people with the solutions appropriate for them. I also learned how to emphasize this objective and bring out the best results from team members. That is what I offer, and that is how I can help your company to produce greater success.
I’m Seeking One Company
I am looking for the right company - and I am open to relocation worldwide. I don’t make career changes often, and I plan to keep it that way.
I intend to prove that over-qualification is an asset, and that hiring me is a smart move for the company that can appreciate my experience. Having been a top-level executive, I’ve enjoyed many professional and personal freedoms. These things have their perks, but sometimes they come with unexpected lessons.
I have produced measurable success in many areas of business, but I am humbled when it is appropriate - and always prepared to learn. Running a corporation as a founding CEO with a morals-based propensity to reinvest heavily to save people’s jobs was a weakness for me. I’ve already learned that visceral lesson, and it cost me millions of dollars and an early retirement. I called it integrity.
The next company I fall in love with will benefit from the many lessons I’ve learned from both success and failure. A benefit that will be most profound is my knowledge of cultivating motivated professional teams that get the job done and take pride in their results.
I am excited for my next adventure, and if you are seeking an experienced and dedicated professional to complete your team, let’s meet!
Rather than only talk about myself, I welcome you to have a look at what others say about me.
My Personal Life
I am husband to a devoted wife, Peggy, and a proud father to Simon Aaron (9), Madeline Elizabeth (7), Jack Walden (3), and a new Baby Murnahan due in early 2013. As if that was not enough to keep me busy, I am also a race car driver, book author, blog writer, and motorcycle rider.
My family is my greatest inspirational asset, and my legacy. I am earnestly involved in my children’s growth and education, and I enjoy my time at their school. In fact, the school lunchroom is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. I know that their best lessons will come from their family experience, so I do my best to live my life in a way that inspires leadership by example.
Although I list racing cars and authoring books as personal endeavors, there is also a lot of business to the fun. I am a competitive race car driver, and I provide training and coaching to other drivers. This has taught me a lot about competition, and working with competitors in appropriate ways - even when pride is in the balance, and even at 170 miles per hour!
I have also greatly enjoyed my writing career, and its emphasis on the value of doing things which benefit others. I chose to write books because I felt I had useful knowledge to offer. What I gained is an even greater appreciation of commitment to working with other people’s goals and objectives in mind.
These personal aspects of my life have each provided me with joy, but they have also come with significant commitments. They are certainly more than just hobbies, but like any work that comes from passion, the work comes much easier. These have been works that emphasize personal improvement and always striving to be better.
Here is an in-car video of my work at one of my other jobs.
Let’s talk. You may call me on my direct line at 866-a-web-guy (866-293-2489), email me, or Skype to username murnahan. There is also a long list of social networks where you may reach me. If I am busy, I will respond as soon as I become available.