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 became a trusted extension of me.”

    — Robert Ruse, President, TTL Associates, Inc.
  • “Chris set the trajectory for a nationally-recognized after-school program.”

    — Dave Wehrmeister, Executive Director, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo
  • “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 offered a keen ear to help me clarify my thoughts and surface viable alternatives I would have missed.”

    — Andrea Bhatt, EVP, General American Chemical
  • “Chris is intense but laid back.  He’s real.  He sees threads, understand organizational dynamics, and puts things into perspective.”

    — Joane Browne, CEO, Lott Industries