By now, everyone – and I do mean EVERYONE (3,982,110 YouTube views and counting) – has seen the video of Uber Founder and CEO Travis Kalanick’s employee-directed rant obtained by Bloomberg, as well as his response. “My job as your leader is to lead…and that starts with behaving in a way that makes us all proud,” he wrote. “That is not what I did, and it cannot be explained away. This is the first time I’ve been willing to admit that I need leadership help and I intend to get it.”
In talking to colleagues about both the video and Kalanick’s apology, it became clear to me that we all know or have known a Kalanick in our careers. I’ll take it one step further here and respectfully ask, “Are you that guy?” I propose we flip the conversation from Kalanick in order to shine the light on ourselves and ask if perhaps we might benefit from “leadership help.”
I have worked with leaders across many industries, and companies ranging from 20 to 20,000 employees. Through this experience, I’ve learned that no matter how respected, proven, driven, passionate, transparent, evolved, knowledgeable, empathetic or hard-working a leader is, she or he can always greatly benefit from taking the time to take stock.
My business, CH Consulting Group, offers many services that help companies realize impactful results such as increased profits, record growth, stellar customer experience and more. These achievements always hinge on executive buy-in and support, and maintaining those results is no different. Amid the head-snapping pace of change that occurs today, it behooves business leaders to not only pay attention and be engaged, but to seek – and accept – help.
CH Consulting Group’s leadership services are tailored for both top executives and emerging leaders. By providing a framework for identifying professional challenges and opportunities, we work alongside leaders in order to create and execute well-defined action plans based on accountability, implementation, improvement and growth.
As you can read on our website, I’m a no-nonsense collaborator, and my executive coaching programs are designed for individuals who are “all in.” I’d argue there’s no other way to be in life, both personally and professionally. If I’ve piqued your interest in learning more about our executive coaching services (“leadership help,” if you will), I invite you to contact me. This is obviously a subject close to my heart, and there’s no better time than now to talk about it.