A VP Quality had 40% of her initiatives rejected by the CEO. Her own status quo bias narrowed the approach she was using. She replaced it with a game-changing influence strategy resulting in 80% approvals, plus her reputation with the CEO went from a second tier to a trusted confidant.
A President was seen as arrogant, intimidating and non-collaborative. His CEO said, “fix it or leave.” His family’s retirement future was at stake. His old school, status quo approach was counterproductive. We worked to rewire his mindset and he quickly transformed.
An Executive lost power and was unable to influence because of false beliefs shaped by his status quo bias. He acted defensive, rather than shifting strategies. Learning to defeat the status quo bias was a game changer for his leadership influence and the company.
A Sales VP thought he was ‘doing coaching’ to refine his charm. He started to understand that his reactive tendency was to play small. He began playing bigger from a new vantage point and developed his executive presence to transform major accounts into 10X returns. This had game-changing impact.