My work with you began when I brought you in to discuss working with my COO, who was wildly talented and famously difficult to the point where the senior leadership team was routinely going around him and looking to me to give them a good reason to stay. You quickly pointed out that the circumstances we found ourselves in had a lot more to do with my leadership than his. I so respect the way you zeroed in on that during our first encounter and brought it into our conversation at the risk of losing the opportunity then and there. Being the guy in the big chair, nobody was willing to point out what you helped me see. I’m a much stronger leader for your integrity and the time we spent talking, thinking and strategizing about my leadership.
CEO, Multi-National Transportation Conglomerate