On July 28th, 2020, Fifty Thousand Foot in conjunction with the SkillRanch Podcast held a webinar focusing on the Consultant mindset, specifically the Imposter Syndrome and Strategic Thinking. Our special guest was Chris Anstead, President of Red Queen Associates. If you missed the session, you can see it here:
Sooner or later, all consultants wrestle with the following question: “How do I add value in a sector, functional area or with a challenge where I have no direct experience?” In this webinar, Chris will lead a discussion on how to tackle the “imposter syndrome” and describe the various competencies that strategic thinkers use to help clients when they are not subject matter experts. He will also share a breakdown of the components of strategic thinking, with advice on how to start growing your own skills.
Chris Anstead is a successful, innovative, and entrepreneurial leader with experience in both the private sector and the academic world. Chris strongly believes in the value of thinking strategically in everyday situations; he welcomes the opportunity to develop strategic thinking, planning and alignment competencies in organizations.
Chris has more than 20 years’ experience as a management consultant working in small and medium-sized firms, across a variety of industries. In 2005 he founded KeyWillow Consulting, which he sold 10 years later.
Chris holds a PhD in History (Western University), has obtained the Project Manager Job Skills Certification from Rutgers University, and recently completing his Chartered Director designation. He is the co-author of several academic books on the role of culture in organizations. As a former member of the leadership team at an AACSB-accredited business school, Chris is up to speed on the issues and challenges of today’s business environment.