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 is a skilled trouble-shooter with the hard leadership skills required to help management teams fix their problems and maximize their results.”

    — David Nichols, Retired President & CEO Rich’s Lazarus Goldsmith’s Macy’s Division of Federated Department Stores, Inc.
  • “Chris creates new options and direction that break companies out of entrenched situations.”

    — Charles Sullivan, Retired Chairman & CEO, Interstate Bakeries Corp.
  • “Chris became a trusted extension of me.”

    — Robert Ruse, President, TTL Associates, Inc.
  • “Chris installed the platform, discipline, and team that transformed The Andersons railcar start-up into the company’s most profitable business.”

    — John Barrett, Chairman & CEO, Western & Southern Life Insurance Company
  • “Chris offered a keen ear to help me clarify my thoughts and surface viable alternatives I would have missed.”

    — Andrea Bhatt, Former EVP, General American Chemical