Chad Hinkle
Marketing Research

Resilient Leaders™ Are The Only Leaders That Can Double Your Company's Profits 

Understanding The Top 10% Of Leaders

Terrible ROI

Beyond building positive cultures that attract and retain top talent, the quality of leadership has a direct impact on a company's bottom line. R esearch   shows that the top 10% of all business leaders more than double their company's profits. In studying them, researchers  have found that these top leaders' self-awareness, emotional intelligence and cognitive flexibility are the biggest factors in their success. In short, they understand the world better than other leaders.
 Worldwide, $30 billion dollars  are spent annually on leadership development. Yet, even after all of this investment, 6 out of 10 businesses report that their leaders will not be able to meet their future business needs.
Finding & Retaining 
Resilient Leaders

Hardwired Greatness

Investing Wisely

Leadership development is often a one-size-fits-all strategy. Training and coaching have measurable increases in leadership ability, but, only a handful of people will ever become great leaders. Resilient Leaders are women and men whose brains are hardwired with high levels of self-awareness, emotional intelligence, cognitive flexibility, and the ability to accurately mentally time travel. This give them them the most accurate perception of reality and the same abilities found in the top 10% of all leaders. 
Resilient Leaders are difficult to identify, especially at the early stages of their career. Many have followed a non-traditional pathway leading to them being overlooked by many companies. However, their brain hardwiring and proven ability to triumph over adversity gives them the same innate abilities not found in any other leader. Identifying, training, and retaining Resilient Leaders has effects on both a company's culture and the size of its profits. 
Real Life Resilient Leader Impact

The People Whisperer

The Creativity Ignitor

The client team I was consulting for was falling apart. People on the team were openly yelling at each other and little progress was being made in the research.

After a few very long days, the person who hired me for the project said she was calling someone who could help.

"Mary* (named changed for privacy), my Senior Director, will be here tomorrow morning. Don't worry, she will get everyone in line."

The next morning, I had the privilege of meeting Mary.

Mary was small and nothing like the intimidating person I had imagined when I first heard about her. 

Mary asked if we could talk about the research. She listened intently, asked great questions, and was up to speed in less than 30 minutes.

She said “give me a couple of minutes with my team”.

Through the mirror in the focus group room, I could see and hear her talking to her team. She spoke so quietly that I couldn't hear what she was saying but I could see by how calm and receptive her team was that she was having an impact.

By the end of the day, the team had totally changed. Suddenly, they were kind, working well together, and were making great progress in the research.

Mary said she had to fly out to go back to the corporate offices. Before she left, I caught up to her and said: “Who are you?! What you did with this team was amazing. How did you learn to do this?”

She then explained that she was a mom to five kids and, before working for the company, had been an officer in the Navy.

She said “I’ve been through some difficult things in my life and have learned how to get people to work together even when they don't want to.”

To this day, this is still one of the strongest displays of self-awareness, emotional intelligence, cognitive flexibility, and mental time travel I've ever seen.
Mike* (name changed for privacy) is someone with whom I have the opportunity to work with on several occasions. He has the ability to identify and solve a problem faster than anyone I've ever met.

People who work with Mike have told me about the rare combination of support and challenge he provides as a boss. Everyone has told me they enjoy working with him and they are consistently the most creative people in their company.

I pulled Mike aside one day and starting probing him with questions to try and understand his abilities.

After many questions, he said: "The truth is, I was diagnosed with a mental illness when I was young.  I was a mess for awhile until I decided that I could use it to help me."

"It was really tough but it gives me a different perspective on the world and I'm grateful for it."

Mike is a leader who's career success is only overshadowed by the loyalty and respect felt by those who have had the pleasure of working with him.  

Neither Mary nor Mike took a traditional path through their life or career.  Yet, their ability to successfully lead others and create profits is unmatched by most people who took traditional leadership pathways. The greatest leaders are often hiding in plain sight. Contact me to help you find and keep them in your company.
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