The coffee-shop surgery
Whilst working in Corporate Marketing & Strategy, some of my friends, who were also business leaders, were having a tough time and asked for advice.
Wanting to help, I’d offer to meet over a coffee to offer support where I could.
As the conversations flowed and the pastries disappeared, it became clear that they were carrying quite a burden, and to top it off not succeeding despite working lots of hours.
They were frustrated because they weren’t getting to where they wanted to be. I’d hear comments like….
In a nutshell
These were great people, trying hard, who were at the front of their businesses expressing a shared need for help to get clarity and direction.
Although they were all service sector leaders in different markets, a common theme came through loud and clear.
Boiling it down, it was “I don’t have answers, but they are in here somewhere.”
And in that, the foundations of The Leader’s Diagnostic were laid.