Coaching the Leaders of Main Street Business to Achieve Their Goals Since 1992. . .
While Seeking to Establish Balance in their Work and Personal Lives
Main Street businesses—and the people who lead them—have been my passion for nearly 20 years. As an entrepreneur, then as a coach of CEO's and their leadership teams, then as the leader of CEO think tanks, and finally as a coach for the CEO coaches leading their own think tanks, I have had the honor of working with colleagues and friends as they grow their businesses and balance their lives though some of the most difficult challenges of our times.
You will not find many Main Street Business leaders on the front page of newspapers and magazines, or on the splash page of the online news service you frequent. They don't fit the unfortunate characterization of greed, self-promotion and a lack of accountability for their actions that is currently demonstrated by too many CEO's in big business and government in the forefront today.
The vast majority of Main Street Business leaders are unsung and unrecognized. Most are driven by a love for their families, their employees, their communities, their country and certainly their businesses.
The women and men who lead Main Street Business risk their personal wealth, the financial security of their families, and often their health, on a daily basis. In defining their vision of the future for their business, it is just as critical for successful coaching to share their vision for their personal lives as well. Celebrating success in their business needs to be balanced with celebrating the days of their lives, friends and families.
In the minds of Main Street business leaders, and that includes not-for-profits organizations, their companies are living, breathing organisms over which they have temporary stewardship. That sense of stewardship is a reality I respect in my own business, and it has led me to dedicate my time, experience and talent to deliver a service I believe will help every Main Street business that engages Pinnacle Performance Group.
In working with many Main Street business leaders, I have repeatedly encountered a major vulnerability. Many are operating under the misconception that the "hard management skills" are centered on systems, process and data management. I believe that the hardest of all the management skills to master center on the leader's daily interactions with people. Effective leadership skills and management tools can be taught, and when consistently applied will improve productivity at every level throughout the workplace.
From one Main Street business leader to another, let's explore the opportunity to do business together.
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