A Professional Organizational
Manager, Leader, Consultant
To play off a child's nursery rhyme, many folks have
come to me and said something like, "Paul, you're not a
professional butcher, baker or candlestick maker. We
want someone with 20 years of experience being a
butcher, bake or candlestick maker." Indeed, if your
business is in the mature or declining phase and you just
want to "keep the lights on" or survive a little longer, that
thinking is probably right. By contrast, if your business is
building, growing, innovating, breaking barriers, dealing
with new concepts, or new challenges, then may I
suggest a slightly different perspective applies?
Examples are overwhelmingly numerous. Briefly,
consider: Carriage makes vs automobiles (the Fisher
Brothers, new to the carriage making business could
innovate solutions, where others were suck in thinking that
was not helpful); The company that invented digital
cameras (Kodak) would be crippled by legacy thinking
and a slow transition to digital photography; As for our
candlestick maker ... methods of flame-based / gas
illumination were at odds with Edison - new perspectives
would drive electric lighting.
If your business is facing new challenges, that might
need new perspectives, and you want to constructively,
successfully, address those challenges, then maybe you
could use a professional organizational manager, leader,
or consultant that has a track record of successfully
organizing teams for new frontiers. That is where I fit in.
Texas: 214-717-5495 New York: 718-618-5248
Maine: 207-209-1865 Cell: 817-401-2097
Paul Fielding, Ph.D.