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Leaders who have an EDGE use outside advisors to augment their understanding of their options and to serve as an objective sounding board This is valuable-- but there's definitely a segment of the business world who will always believe those in house know best. What do you think is the best way to convince leaders in an organization that an outside perspective is valuable and...
Great question Matt. There are several ways to encourage bringing an outside advisor. Key is to consider the WHY you want to bring someone from the outside into the organization. 1) If there is an internal disagreement that is not being resolved, suggest bringing in an outside advisor can provide a more objective assessment. 2) It the organization has been somewhat lacking in...
Appreciate the response, Jill-- that's very helpful. Also really like this advice: You can also minimize the damage by focusing their work on a small engagement as a bit of a test run. Then depending on how the chemistry and advice goes, you can scale up from there. Or bail. Test runs are always a good idea!