Are You Hiding?

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“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.”
~W. Clement Stone

If you’re like most leaders, you’re not getting out of your office enough.  If so, what’s your excuse?

The informal organization drives the bus. If you want to influence them, you need to know who they are and what they’re thinking, feeling, and saying. You’re in the wrong role if you’re hiding behind a middleman.  We’re talking about close human contact, not a check-the-box exercise. It’s time to get your butt out of the seat, and have the courage to connect with the folks doing the heavy lifting.

The only way around is through. Are you hiding? The toughest obstacle is getting to the starting line.

 

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING

  • “Chris provided terrific guidance during my transition from COO to CEO.”

    — Jeff Walsh, CEO, Sasser Family Holdings, Inc.
  • “Other coaches didn’t have what Chris has; we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.”

    — Peggy Rupp, Vice President, Rupp Seed Company
  • “Chris provided a critical ear to hear myself talk.  Our conversations surfaced the issues I needed to deal with.”

    — Steve Hirzel, President, Hirzel Canning Company
  • “Chris’s experience and curiosity, combined with self awareness, form one of the most effective coaching styles I’ve experienced. “

    — Anne Loevlie, CEO, Icelantic Ski Company
  • “I got clear on what it means to be a CEO.  I made tough decisions I wouldn’t have made.”

    — Don Feller, President, Feller Finch Engineers & Architects