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 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 prepared me to hit the ground running in my transition from COO to CEO.  Working with him has been a game changer.”

    — Dean Niese, CEO, The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc.
  • “My confidence expanded.  So did our profit.”

    — Pam Pitzen, EVP, Anderzack-Pitzen Construction
  • “Chris jumped in to serve as Project Liaison when cost overruns materialized during our major capital expansion .”

    — Gary Boehm, Headmaster, Maumee Valley Country Day School
  • “Chris incorporates both hard and soft skills in his work with senior leaders.”

    — Don Mennell, Chairman, The Mennel Milling Company