"We needed to figure out a growth plan to take our strong regional business national. I interviewed a number of consultants but Cornerstone was my choiceand it really paid off. We planned the workthen worked the plan and I am enjoying the fruits of having someone from the outside assist."
Chuck B. | Medium Sized Business Owner/ Entrepreneur

Upgrades:refreshing skillsets

I need a re-boot of my passion, direction and energy…
Quite frankly, I don’t know where I am going. I am very good at what I do – and always have been – but for some reason I don’t know if I really want to keep doing it. I’ve always been goal oriented, and now that I’ve accomplished what I set out to do I am not sure what’s next. Other people looking in at my life, career and position have no idea what I am really thinking as I work everyday. I’m sort of on remote control going through the paces. I certainly don’t have much passion for the job. Who would have ever thought I would catch myself staring out the window in the middle of the day? And that is the irony: I work with a good company and wonderful people. My customers are the best. Why am I feeling the way I am…?

I need to upgrade my executive polish and skill-set…
I am competent. Always have been. That and my character have worked hand in hand to drive my career upward. However, lately I have felt that I need some kind of fine tuning or overhaul in my ‘executive skill package.’ My career moved so fast that I never really ever received any serious training on ‘executive presence and polish.’ Where do I go to get that and what does it really look like?

I have a gap in my executive skillset…
I’m a high potential leader with a lot of capability. But there’s something in my leadership style that’s getting in the way of my progression. I need to figure out how to neutralize this weakness or turn it into a strength. I want to do it proactively before somebody tells me I can’t advance.

I need to become a better delegator and leader builder…
Something has to change. I feel like the proverbial ‘one-armed paper hanger’. The business has simply grown beyond my command and control leadership model. What we have now is very complex, with lots of moving parts. If I drop the ball we could really be in trouble as an organization. I need to move from a hub-and-spoke kind of leader, where all the decision making comes through me, to more of a high performance team. The hub-and-spoke design works OK when the company is small, but I just can’t run fast enough now to keep up with the velocity. I know where I need to go in theory, but…

I am over my head and need some quick tutoring…
I just received a huge promotion. I have more responsibility than I ever dreamed I would have in my career. But going forward I don’t feel like I have the executive polish that is necessary to play at the level of my new title. If I go to my boss and tell him I need a little help I am afraid he will think he made a mistake. I don’t need a total overhaul – just a little fine-tuning in certain areas.