OBJECTIVE
CONFIDANT

COVERT INSTINCT® BY CRAIG NEAL®

"INFORMATION IS ONLY VALUABLE TO THOSE WHO UNDERSTAND IT"

COVERT INSTINCT® PT. 1

SUBJECTIVE EXECUTIVE SYNDROME

As data measurement tools continue to evolve, the modern executive has become increasingly dependent on automation, analytics and technological instruments to measure performance, organizational health and strategic efficacy. Long gone are the days when intelligence gathering and observation research were of extreme importance and an immediate priority. With KPI’s and OKR’s, one simply clicks and swipes to access what is oftentimes subjectively interpreted and incomplete data.



It’s nearly impossible to assume that your internal people can conduct data collection objectively, as they are in fact subjects of the study itself.

"TRUE LEADERS DON'T WEAR DISGUISES."

COVERT INSTINCT® PT. 2

BOSSES AND SUPPLICANTS


SURVEYS & ASSESSMENTS:

Candor goes a long way, however, don't simply assume generic Feedback Assessments & Engagement Surveys sufficiently present the entire story. Oftentimes, leaders believe their people responded voluntarily, when in fact it was compliance that influenced such wide participation.


SITE VISITS & OBSERVATION:

Either your people will have been previously tipped-off by a supervisor, or intuitively sense your impromptu arrival. Whether announced or not, your mere presense will most likely encourage temporary peak performance & exemplary behaviors. Your people, fully aware of who you are, wouldn't dare cause unneccessary disruption that would extend your short drop by.



Most data collected via surveys, assessments and observation research will be disguised as valuable. Supplication and compliance only when you're around denotes a more serious need for intelligence.

"COMPLIANCE IS WHEN PEOPLE DO IT, TRUST IS WHEN PEOPLE SAY IT."

TOGETHER IS BETTER

You're going to need an Objective Outsider placed Inside to harvest the data you seek.

Leaders must possess accurate data to effectively make decisions and lead the organization. When relegated to eavesdropping or shallow questioning methods, subjective biases may potentially corrupt accuracy and undermine the integrity of the leader. Additionally, most of your direct reports lack the expertise to identify systemic issues instinctively.

To acquire the qualitative and quantitative information desired, you'll need an expert who's objective and unlike you, disassociated with a title or rank. This trusted confidant should have the ability to analyze your processes and gauge the pulse of your organization proficiently.

"Somtimes The Inside Scoop Comes From The Outside."

CRAIG NEAL® THE COLLABORATOR®

COVERT INSTINCT®

RESEARCH INITIATIVE

As with most of my approaches, The Covert Instinct® Research Initiative is tailored specifically towards meeting prearranged objectives and accomplishing the desired results. As a discreet outside confidant, As a discreet outside confidant, my level of engagement could range from Entry to Executive level depending on the complexity of the project.

As your Objective Confidant, I'll work directly and exclusively with you to investigate, research, and provide deatiled insights. The collected information remains yours, which can be compared with existing instruments. As the project progresses, you can expect periodic debriefings, memorandums and a final assessment will be provided. This includes recommendations, analysis and an action plan addressing our findings.


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