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 has a unique and compelling way of coaxing me from my fox hole and reorienting me to the bigger picture that’s unfolding.”
    — Rankin Walkup, VP Sales, The McAlear Group
  • “I got clear on what it means to be a CEO.  I made tough decisions I wouldn’t have made.”

    — Don Feller, Chair, Feller Finch Engineers & Architects
  • “Chris set the trajectory for a nationally-recognized after-school program.”

    — Dave Wehrmeister, Executive Director, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo
  • “Chris was an honest and direct board member.  He encouraged the structural discipline we needed”

    — Mike Nicholson, Senior VP, WeCare Organics
  • “Chris quickly transforms the client relationship into a true partnership and friendship.”

    — John DeBruyne, President & CEO, Rescue Mental Health & Addiction Services