Principles

In a rapidly changing world of complexity and uncertainty, wisdom is the creative use of awareness, experience, and insight to achieve breakthrough results. In serving clients, Chris applies these guiding wisdom principles:

Individual

  • Self-awareness is the key to true power and personal growth.
  • Attention is never about time and always about priority.
  • Flow with equanimity in the dynamic energy field of each day.
  • Do less to achieve more and slow down to speed up.
  • Small moves build on each other over time to make a big difference.
  • Meaning comes from purpose, service, impact, and coherence.

Organization

  • Mission reflects a clear, elevating, and shared purpose.
  • Strategy guides activity for getting, serving, and keeping customers.
  • Leadership teams must be focused, aligned, and capable.
  • Capability relates to innovation, revenue generation, and operations.
  • Culture establishes the conditions for people to do their best work.
  • Value creation is driven by productive enterprise collaboration.

Leadership

  • Leaders lead themselves first and build trust through integrity.
  • Leaders know how the enterprise works.
  • Leaders exude positive energy and inspire hope about the future.
  • Leaders clearly communicate the critical-few priorities.
  • Leaders shape culture and empower people.
  • Leaders develop and apply an honest perception of reality.
  • Leaders relentlessly question, actively listen, and continuously improve.
  • Leaders build high-performing teams.
  • Leaders use true power and are healthy in mind, body, and spirit.

Community

  • We are all connected and interdependent in a relational world.
  • Diversity and inclusion are essential for creativity, quality, and resilience.
  • Use common sense to seek common ground for the common good.
  • Do the right things in the right ways for the right reasons.