Scott Hodge

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Jan 24, 2012

I’m gaining a ton of personal fulfillment and energy these days from coaching, developing, and leading my team.  My desire is to do whatever I can to help them succeed and win.

What drive me to do this?  Well, several things.  For one…I love my team and care about their development as leaders…or better yet – as humans!  And secondly, I know that if they succeed, so will The Orchard’s mission.  

One practical way I try and help set them up for success is by giving each of my direct reports an opportunity to give me – their leader – direct feedback on how they feel I could do a better job of leading them.  So once a month, right alongside my input and development of their leadership, I ask them to answer a very simple, three-part question:

What can I (as your leader)….START, STOP, & CONTINUE DOING…..that would help set you up for greater success?

This is an important question because it cuts out any assumptions I may have about how well I’m leading my team.

More specifically, here’s what I’m asking:

STARTWhat am I not currently doing that could potentially set you up for greater success?

STOPWhat am I currently doing that is frustrating you or that you feel could be hindering your success as a leader?

CONTINUEWhat am I currently doing that is helping you to succeed?

I’m convinced that building a strong team isn’t just about the leader developing, growing, and stretching their team…’s also about providing that team with regular and consistent opportunities to develop, grow, and stretch their leader.

What are some of your best practices for doing this?  

Perspective Shows

Nov 4, 2011
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Loved being a part of Perspective Shows on 10.14.11. Here are a bunch of photos from Dan Andersen. Ben Thomas has some more photos along with some thoughts over at his site.  ENJOY.

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I Met Superman (for real!)

Aug 14, 2011

I love those random, off-the-wall experiences that show up in our lives from time to time.  Last week was one of these moments for us at The Orchard Community.

Here’s the story…

A few months ago, a location scout for Warner Brothers came by The Orchard to scope out our campus and explore the possibility of making it a short-term “base camp” for the cast and crew of the new Superman movie, “Man of Steel” that’s being filmed throughout the area this summer.

This would essentially mean renting our entire campus (building and parking lot) for about three full days where it would be used for the storage of the cast’s trailers, trucks, holding spaces for extras, rooms for the makeup and wardrobe departments, and space for the caterers to serve breakfast and lunch each day to a couple hundred cast and crew.

So after lots of consideration, conversation, contract reviews, etc…we gave them a thumb’s up….AND THEN worked really hard at keeping it all a secret (which wasn’t easy by the way!) until it was all said and done.

Well as many of you now know, last week was the week, and what a week it was!  From Monday – Wednesday, our campus was flipped upside down by a couple hundred cast and crew working on the film that is slated to be released in June of 2013.  And I gotta say, it was a ton of fun and a real pleasure to host what was probably a once in a lifetime opportunity.  It was kind of surreal too, seeing celebrities walking past my office window and down the hallways of The Orchard.  WHO, SCOTT, WHO??! Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Zack Snyder (Director), and Superman himself – Henry Cavill.  (Sorry ladies, no Russell Crowe sightings…)

Fun times…great memories…and some fun stories to tell.

Kogi Love!

Jul 23, 2010

I’m in LA for the Origins Event happening this Friday and Saturday.  The last few times I’ve been in town I’ve so badly wanted to stop by the infamous Kogi truck but always seemed to run out of time.  Well today Larry and I finally did it.  And man….it was awesome.  Korean BBQ on a taco.  Loved it.

Left to right: Black Jack Quesadilla, Spicy Pork & Short Rib Tacos, Me w/ Chef Roy Choi
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Win 2 TIX to Catalyst ONE DAY in Chicago

Jan 26, 2010

Ok guys……. here's the deal.  Catalyst ONE DAY is coming to my neck of the woods – CHICAGO – on March 25th. 

My Catalyst BFF's have given me two extra tickets to GIVEAWAY.  (More on that in a minute….)  

Here's the 411 on ONE DAY:

Andy Stanley & Craig Groeschel will be speaking.

Topic……MOMENTUMWhat IS it?  How do you GET it?  How do you KEEP it?

I was at ONE DAY last year and the thing I loved about it….was that it was PRACTICAL, PRACTICAL, PRACTICAL!  Plus, they do some Q&A which is stellar. 

Here's a quick video about Catalyst ONE DAY for my fellow ADD folks.

Early Bird deadline is THIS THURSDAY…..JAN. 28thRegister here. 

OR………win two tickets.

Here's how.

  1. Tweet this: “Scott Hodge is giving away 2 tickets to Catalyst ONE DAY Chicago. RT & Comment here to enter"

  2. Comment BelowGive your Twitter name (so I can verify you did step 1) and your favorite movie of 2009 or just something really funny or creative (just for fun).

At 4PM CST TODAY, me or one of my posse will choose TWO ENTRANTS (is that a word?) to win 1 ticket each.

Now go.  Do it.  I'll see you at Catalyst ONE DAY.


Oct 14, 2009


This past Monday marked five years since my dad passed away.  It was a good day actually.  Spent it with my mom, sister, and our families. It's always good to be together on "the day." 

What a five years it's been.  On one hand, there's been a lot of mixed emotions as I've tried to journey past the loss of my father.  Grief is a crazy thing.  Just when you think you've conquered it, you realize you've been duped. 

At the same time, however, my life has also been full of overwhelming joy as I've watched God pour his blessing upon my family and church community.  And so of course, I'm extremely thankful.

But the thing that I'm becoming more and more thankful for as times goes by, is this thing called hope.  For the first time in my life, I think I'm finally starting to "get it".  In fact, I'm not even sure I was able to truly grasp the depth or idea of hope until I found myself in desperate need of it.  And now, I find myself becoming more and more dependent upon it as each day passes. 

From my journal (8/09):

Hope tells me that…

The future will be better than today.
What's broken will one day be fixed.
What hurts will one day be healed.
What is wrong will one day be made right.
What has been missed, will one day be compensated for.

I'm choosing to embrace this with both hands.  

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Romans 15:13

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