Passionate and strategic. Unconventional and result-oriented. Edgy and team-focused. Chris possesses an uncommon and highly effective combination of skills and competences, which have allowed him to consistently recruit, develop and lead top performing teams. I observed his innate ability to understand the specific and individual motivators of each of his team members first-hand, as well as his skill in providing the coaching, guidance, and recognition that is necessary to achieve exceptional performance that is both sustainable and repeatable. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working with, and learning from, Chris, and continue to find inspiration in the illustrative, humorous, and heart-felt writing and teaching found on his leadership blog.