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’s ability to simplify complicated issues down to their essence is unmatched.”

    — Randy Jones, President, Tireman Auto Centers
  • “Chris was an honest and direct board member.  He encouraged the structural discipline we needed”

    — Mike Nicholson, Senior VP, WeCare Organics
  • “Chris creates new options and direction that break companies out of entrenched situations.”

    — Charles Sullivan, Retired Chairman & CEO, Interstate Bakeries Corp.
  • “Chris asks relevant questions to guide our conversations and I appreciate his strategy-based approach to decision making.”

    — Tony Zimmerman, President, Zimmerman Building Company
  • “Chris applied heat and pressure at the right time.  He accelerated my ability to move from contemplation to decision to action.”

    — Kurt Miller, President, Miller Diversified, Inc.