23. Jacob Sudhoff – What it Takes to Be a War-Time CEO

In this special Titans of Industry episode of The Buildify Method Podcast, Aaron & Ryan speak with a world-class CEO who has built multiple companies in many different industries. Jacob Sudhoff, the CEO of Douglas Elliman Texas, joins The Buildify Method podcast to discuss How to be a War-Time CEO.   

During this episode Aaron, Jacob, and Ryan break down various scenarios and deliver powerful advice they would give to fellow CEO’s and business owners on how to navigate being an effective leader in your organization when it is War Time. Leadership is hard enough, but then add the pressure of War Time and it becomes a whole new challenge to navigate!  

Next, Jacob and Aaron discuss the variety of tough conversations CEOs are faced with having. They will also get into preparing for these conversations and the best ways to have them, along with how to navigate company morale and culture as you make staff changes during war time.  

Later in this special edition Build-isode Aaron, Jacob, and Ryan talk about how to deal with War-Time company finances and the tough choices that need to be made.

The group closes out this Titans of Industry Build-isode by discussing how CEO’s and Business Owners should deal with the stress and pressure they are under during War Time. Everything from saving the company to firing staff and making difficult financial cuts. The amount of pressure can be intense, and great CEO’s have found a way to navigate this emerging triumphant!  

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Show Notes:


Jacob Sudhoff is the CEO of Douglas Elliman Texas. Douglas Elliman Real Estate is one of the largest real estate brokerages in the US.  


Aaron Keith is the CEO and Founder of Buildify Systems which is a business education and consulting company. Aaron is a nationally recognized business consultant, coach & speaker, who shares his structured wisdom gained from having coached over 10,000 entrepreneurs in nearly 20 years. Aaron has worked with everything from celebrities, billion-dollar companies down to small startups. Aaron uses ‘The Buildify Method’ to help CEO’s and entrepreneurs grow and scale their companies. 


Ryan Coyne is a veteran tech consultant & speaker, who assists in providing coaching, insight, & specific advice on key topics that matter. Ryan pushes the conversation forward with thought provoking questions and expert moderation while adding a unique perspective gained from deep immersion in technology and its relationship with business.


Jacob’s Instagram: @jacobsudhoff

Jacob’s LinkedIn:  linkedin.com/in/jacob-sudhoff-1975543b

Jacob’s Charitable Efforts:  instagram.com/explore/tags/ellimancaresDouglas
Elliman Texas:  @douglaselliman_texas