The higher you climb up the corporate ladder, the fewer people you’ll have around you with whom you can honestly openly talk to. Most people around you are your important stakeholders and you need to serve them and manage them. But sometimes you need to consult with someone to get honest and objective advice, bounce ideas off of, and get help as a powerful outside resource. Satoshi has coached several Japanese top executives at large firms who are struggling with leadership challenges. His no-BS direct style dealing with core issues, and his breaking-through-the-comfort-zone approach often changes the executive to such an extent that many stakeholders are amazed at the degree of transformation.
Facilitation for Management Team Alignment
If you want to put zig saw puzzle pieces together, first you must see the complete picture of the puzzle on the box. In business as well, if you want to succeed, first you must see the complete picture of your business success. So many people are working long hours but companies are not always successful. As a result, hard-working employees are not rewarded. When I often ask a very simple question to company executives, “Tell me simply your strategic focus areas.” It is often shocking to hear different answers from different executives of the same company. They are not aligned on high level issues. They spend so much time discussing operational matters at management meetings without providing the picture of their puzzles. Satoshi helps the management leaders to draw the strategic big picture. A clear image with a simple story on a one-page slide. When tens of thousands employees see the same picture, they will start putting the puzzle pieces together. They will automatically execute your strategy.