Looking for a leadership perspective to elevate your team and achieve success?

I have spent a good part of my career leading large Information Technology support teams covering multiple states and large geographic territories.  Early on, I learned to appreciate the overall effectiveness of the people I had supporting the remote areas.   These were normally one to two person support teams located in remote, isolated areas like Amarillo, Tyler, Midland, etc.  I have had the good fortune to work with some really great people out there and they typically knocked it out of the park!

What was it that made these people so effective?  I think it was their ability to flourish in a remote area, “Remote Mentality”.  They totally owned their turf and took responsibility for everything that went on in their territory.   When needed, these remote specialists would escalate and engage other resources to help.  Through these challenges, they served the mission and owned the outcome.

I also realized that I was a much more effective leader when managing the remotes.  By nature, I had to get out-of-the-way, empower these people to run their turf and let their “Remote Mentality” thrive.  My job was simple.  All I had to do was articulate the mission, define turf, (areas of responsibility) and support each person when they needed additional resources or help.

Here is a path to get this going in the right direction

  • Start with yourself.  Make sure you fully understand and support the mission of your organization.  Walk the walk, talk the talk.
  • Make sure that everyone on your team understands and supports the mission.
  • Clearly define areas of responsibilities, turf.
  • Get out-of-the-way and empower your people to own their turf.  Support them and get them resources and help when they need it.
  • When things go wrong look at them from a “Remote Mentality” perspective.  Did we lose sight of the mission?  Did we own the issue?  Did leadership get in the way?

I know this sounds very idealistic and simple.  Certainly, there will be bumps along the way.  Engaging a “Remote Mentality” will give your people and your organization a great chance to develop and flourish.

Bernard Beaullieu is the founder of Beaullieu & Associates, Inc., a San Antonio Information Technology Staffing & Recruiting firm.    We believe the most important decisions a leader makes involve selecting the best people to join their team.  Why not hire the best?

Looking for an IT Specialist…Why not hire the best?

2010-InfoTech-bevel MenuI still vividly remember my first hire.  It was in the 80’s, I was a new-by manager and just did not fully appreciate the importance and impact the hiring process/decisions can make on an organization.   The lessons learned from that experience became the driving force behind a successful Information Technology Leadership career.  I vowed that every time I had the opportunity to bring someone new in to the organization, I would invest the time and find the very best person for the position.

We founded Beaullieu & Associates, Inc. in 2007 with the vision of putting this successful Information Technology Leadership experience to work helping companies hire and engage the best IT people.  We are the antithesis of today’s Information Technology Staffing providers and company internal recruiting processes. Meta Slider - HTML Overlay - Meta Slider - HTML Overlay - iStock Slider 1400

Our philosophy is to focus our leadership and hiring experience directly on recruiting and finding best people.  We rely on crisp, repeatable processes and reserve automation and associate personnel for executing the ancillary functions of our business.We combine the infrastructure and credentials to serve large enterprise organizations with the flexibility and desire to serve small business and government contractors.

We believe the most important decisions a leader makes involve selecting the best people to join their team. Whether it’s a short term project engagement or a full-time direct employee, hiring the best person is  critical to the success of your team/organization.

We look forward to learning more about how we can help you and your organization achieve phenomenal success.

Beaullieu & Associates IT Staffing & Services Celebrates 8 Years

2010-InfoTech-bevel MenuOver the last 8 years we have had the privilege of helping hundreds of IT Professionals and many San Antonio/Austin area firms achieve the success they desire. BB061210-0468-3A huge thank you goes out to all of our clients and employees for their tremendous support. It has been a great run with 2015 shaping up to be a banner year!

Beaullieu & Associates, is a premier San Antonio Information Technology Staffing & Services provider. We founded our company in 2007 with a passion for Integrity, Service, Value and Commitment specializing in engaging local organizations as their “Go-To” source for Information Technology Staffing Services.

We are “Your Local Presence” for Information Technology Staffing & Services.

Are You Playing It Safe With Your Career, “Laying Up”?

It was at least ten years ago in Austin at a Ronald McDonald House Charity Golf Tournament.  We were discussing our strategy for a long approach shot over water and into a gusty, cool, north wind.  It was then that Norvell uttered those famous words: “We Didn’t Come To Lay Up”!  We went for it…

We are surrounded by all kinds of news, discussions, noise, reasons why we “Can’t”, and talk about how “Things Will Never Be the Same!”  All this skepticism is creating a tremendous opportunity for those willing to get out there and “Test the Waters”.  There are tons of great opportunities just waiting for someone to take a chance.

“Be Bold!”  Now is the time to pursue those dreams.  You will be amazed at what awaits you.


Beaullieu & Associates Alpharetta, GA IT Support Team Dinner!

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Alpharetta, GA Onsite IT Support Team Left to Right Duane, Tim, Far Right Scott.

 

I had a great time in Alpharetta, GA last week visiting with our On-Site IT Support Team.  Wow, what an awesome group!

You could not find a more cohesive, customer service oriented and technically skilled team.  They really exemplify our passion for Integrity, Service, Value & Commitment!

Thanks again Duane, Tim and Scott for taking a chance and joining Beaullieu & Associates, Inc.