We have over 6,000 seasoned professional colleagues nationwide. You've got a problem in another geographic location? We've got the right advisor.
After your MIND DUMP, we match need with expertise, over the lifetime of your business you will need over 33 advisors at different stages. Here are a few;
MIND DUMP Senior Level Professionals have a minimum of 10 years of expertise
Large Management advisory firms have 1 point person plus Jr. advisors with little to no experience, Partners are usually involved in name only
James Wittmack - Master Strategist / Interim CEO
Master Strategist Advantage
A Master Strategist can identify complex dynamic patterns others don't comprehend and database solutions don't have the depth of knowledge to solve. A Master Strategist can implement a hybrid of options drawing from vast knowledge when options are limited.
A master strategist is one of an elite group who set the regulations, standards, and ideals. Regarded by experts as being "the" expert.
Know which guidance to look at for confirming or dis-confirming evidence.
Extensive experience with diverse situations, knowledge of sub-domains, particular contexts, and local effects.
Pattern recognition skill;
rather than engaging in a hypothesis-testing cycle, a master strategist can go directly from the act of recognition to judgment or decision.
Causal reasoning and mental modeling;
Reason ahead of data. Generate more complete causal explanations, including linkages of all pertinent data.
Affect and Effort;
Recognize when overload, or the potential for data overload, is occurring.
Rapidly come to a detailed understanding of the problem at hand.
Can detect cues and cue configurations that others miss.
The need for getting "the big picture" (i.e. situation awareness) is not well supported by the technology. - "You have to hold various elements in your head."
James brings 30 plus years of experience as a former CEO of 2 corporations, national turnaround expert and troubleshooter, investment advisor, and national management consultant to solve mission-critical issues. He's seen it all.
James has helped numerous companies accelerate to the next level, some of which have grown into national corporations. He mentors leadership communication skills. He has met with over 1500 CEOs who are faced with communication challenges daily.
The difference between a good leader and a great leader is how they communicate their message. James provides word tracks that CEOs can use immediately to neutralize conflict, motivate employees, and get them to accomplish great things they never thought they were capable of.
If you haven't had your business stolen at gunpoint you don't know what you've missed. Six months after moving his successful 8-year-old globally-recognized furniture manufacturing company he built from scratch to Mexico in 1989 it was stolen from James at gunpoint.
The phrase, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger has never been more" appropriate. This event made it crystal clear to James that ideas are worth nothing, execution is everything.
James' determination to do everything he can to prevent any business owner from ever getting in the same predicament was born out of this tradgedy.
As a child, James dreamed of being the most successful CEO in the world. His perspective changed during a semester abroad as part of World Campus Afloat through Chapman College. After spending time with tribespeople who had next to nothing, including no education or electricity, but were very happy, he realized having much money has little to do with happiness and success.
Following college, James worked as a turnaround expert and troubleshooter in retail and distribution for 12 years. For the next eight years, he owned a furniture manufacturing company that he built from scratch into a globally recognized brand. Manufacturing custom furniture sold through design centers for large homes and hotel lobbies.
James developed the proprietary process he calls "MIND DUMP." to allow business owners to get "out of their heads" and clearly understand their business issues. Visualization is the fastest way to re-train your brain. If you can see it you can fix it. Business owners achieve targeted outcomes in record time with dramatic financial results.
After a successful turnaround as CEO of a furniture manufacturing company, James served as an advisor for national management consulting companies out of Chicago and Dallas.
James S. Wittmack
- no knowledge of an industry or profession
- knows what industry or profession is
Makes mistakes until they get it right- getting familiar with a profession
Makes the same mistake twice - working under a Journeyman
- transitioning to journeyman
Makes the same mistake once - can work without supervision
- no supervision
- work until they never make a mistake
- work until they can’t get it wrong