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Are You A Visible or Invisible Leader? By Dennis Sommer
CEO, Executive Business Advisers

Could your employee and business issues, slow profit and sales revenue growth be due to the fact you are, or have an invisible business owner, CEO and leadership team?


Based on a recent survey of nearly 8,000 employees by CareerBuilder, it was found that a surprising number of employees today say they could not name or identify their CEO or the executive leadership team. The survey also found that a large percentage of employees did not know how their company performs financially.


The survey found:


-- 40% of employees say they've never met their CEO.


-- 21% of employees don't know what their CEO looks like.


-- Only 35% of employees can name all the C-level officers at their organizations.


-- 68% of employees don't know how much income their company generates annually.


Could an invisible CEO and leadership team be part of the reason why so many companies are struggling today? From my experience developing and working with successful business owners, CEOs and executive leadership teams, I would say "yes".


Most successful companies have CEOs and executive leadership teams who are visible and have a public presence. This gives employees a positive impression of their leadership team and a feeling that they are part of a successful organization. This leadership visibility and access increases employee morale, productivity, creativity and leaves positive impressions with customers.


The CEO and leadership team must be the face of the organization both internally and externally. Every one of them needs to be visible and accessible to internal employees, stakeholders, customers and the outside public to allow them to connect and build positive perceptions and relationships.


Visible CEOs and leadership teams inspire and motivate employees, stakeholders and customers -ultimately leading to higher profitability and sales revenue growth.


Are you an invisible leader or are you a leader that is visible, promoting the vision, mission and values of a successful organization?

Until next time . . .

Think Big and Take Action !

Dennis Sommer


If improving your business performance and sales revenue growth is a priority of yours this year, contact us today to see how Executive Business Advisers can help.  Call 330-676-176 or email us at

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Meet – Dennis Sommer

Dennis Sommer – CEO, Executive Business Advisers

Dennis Sommer is a highly sought after business growth expert with over 25 years experience. His specialty is helping companies quickly improve business performance and sales revenue growth. Dennis provides deep functional and industry expertise to help companies overcome their key business challenges and build a roadmap for success.

Using his proven, copyrighted methodology, Dennis analyzes what you are doing today, recommends specific improvement action steps and helps you implement the changes needed to improve your business performance and revenue growth.  His areas of expertise include; strategic planning, sales, marketing, customer service, operations, technology, staff and leadership development.

Dennis’s business improvement and growth expertise has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, New York Times, Fox News and many more.  

Dennis works with a diverse mix of product and professional service companies.  His clients include; large Fortune 1,000 global companies, medium size growth focused companies and small early stage specialty companies.  He works with family owned, private and public companies.  

Since 1985 Dennis has started three successful growth focused companies. A high-tech product company, a technology consulting firm and Executive Business Advisers.  Dennis is also founder of the EBA Business Success Network, an exclusive executive networking group.  

Dennis has held leadership level positions with: Accenture – a $22 billion global management consulting and technology services firm.  Computer Associates Inc. – a $4 billion enterprise software company.  LDA Systems – a $26 million regional IT consulting firm.  Jo-Ann Stores - a $1billion fabric and craft retailer.  

Dennis is also a highly sought after speaker and author.  He inspires, motivates and educates audiences with his keynotes, seminars and customized training workshops.  Dennis is an international author of 3 books and over 80 published articles on improving business and leadership performance.  

His latest best selling book is “Adviser Secrets – How to Become a Top Performer”.



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