Contributor: Chris Majer
Chris Majer, CEO, Human Potential Project
Chris Majer, CEO, Human Potential Project
Chris Majer is the CEO of the Human Potential Project. This is an organisation that is dedicated to opening the "next frontier" in the world of business design, leadership and management. He is an entrepreneur, innovator, adventurer, and a former competitive athlete - a rugby player with a Master's degree who grasped the cognitive connection between mental preparation and physical performance.
As a player on a high-performing team, his experience enabled him to bridge the gaps between organisational theory and what it takes to make teams work in the real world. Over two decades, ago he started working with athletes to isolate and reproduce the elements of performance that enabled consistent winning. He founded a company and quickly began doing leading-edge work in the realm of human performance. His success with Olympic and professional athletes caught the attention of the government, and he and his team spent three years teaching the US Army new ways for training soldiers and officers. This pioneering work was sought by United States Special Forces, Navy SEALS and Marines and the programmes he developed for improving the performance of personnel who already exceeded very high standards provide the foundation for a series of programs that are now available to both individuals and corporations.
His progressive work in integrating the mind, body and spirit elements of human performance with a new body of work on organisational design and effectiveness has made him a nationally known authority on leadership, performance development, and organisational transformation. He and his team have taken the lessons learned from high performers around the world and developed a new proprietary body of work on leadership, management, organisational design, business process, strategic thinking, and innovation. Collectively the body of work is known as commitment-based management and it is as revolutionary to this generation of business leaders as the quality movement was to the last. Over the years he has worked with some of the leading companies in the country; AT&T, INTEL, Microsoft, Nike, EDS, Allianz, Capital One, Citibank, American Airlines, Amgen and Cargill to develop innovative breakthrough approaches to business challenges and install performance-based cultures that displaced the traditional hierarchy and processes based culture. Today many of his precedent-breaking approaches to leadership training are used by a range of Fortune 500 corporations, and a host of rapidly growing small cap companies. His expertise in providing individual coaching for CEOs and top corporate managers has produced winning strategies and improved financial performance, and he continues to expand his innovative programs to the advantage of teams in rapidly growing technology, telecommunications, and financial services companies.
Majer built the firm from a small entrepreneurial venture into a steadily growing enterprise of more than 70 leadership, management, and organisational design professionals who have generated billions of dollars in value for the firms clients. The Human Potential Project is advancing the human technology needed to generate innovation and mobilise action for clients who are seeking to generate a sustainable competitive advantage. Our current financial crisis was brought to us by graduates of all of the best business schools and Majer believes it is time to completely overhaul the way we educate, develop, and reward corporate leaders. Thus he continues to design, customise and expand performance enhancing methodologies to enable companies to expand their value and succeed at change in our fiercely competitive world.
Majer's approach to leadership training and his innovative designs for organisational futures have been featured in Time, Esquire, Business Month, Leaders Magazine and the Singapore Times. He has been profiled on the Today Show, CBS Nightwatch, McNeil / Lehrer Newshour, Financial News Network and in other national and local media. He is the author of the new book The Power to Transform.
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