181: Chris Dyer: In mid-air you change directions a few times

//181: Chris Dyer: In mid-air you change directions a few times

181: Chris Dyer: In mid-air you change directions a few times

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Chris Dyer quit his job and started a business in 2001, just two months after the biggest terrorist attack in American history. He took inspiration from tragedy. He rented every room in his house to pay the mortgage, created a backup plan and took the risk.

Chris was born and raised in Orange County, CA. He has two younger brothers, and his parents are still together. Growing up his parents created many opportunities for the brothers to travel and play, all while giving them a great deal of independence. Chris claims today’s helicopter parents might faint if they watched his childhood unfold. He hung out with adults, learned from neighbors, made new friends at the campground, and in many ways had to fend for himself. With three boys at the dinner table there was never enough food. Not because his parents didn’t try, but because the boys’ appetites seemed to be unquenchable.

As Chris entered high school, his abilities to navigate situations independently thrust him into leadership roles. Chris was captain of the water polo, soccer, and swimming teams. He was class president and he served in a leadership role with the school all four years. Involved in drama, computers, and anything related to school spirit, his ability to learn and lead served him well. Chris’ early career started in college, as he coached hundreds of children in competitive swimming. After he graduated, he held a few key jobs and then started his own company in 2001.

Chris Dyer is the Founder and CEO of PeopleG2, a background check and intelligence firm based in California and author of the book The Power of Company Culture. He is the host of the live radio show TalentTalk on OC Talk Radio and iHeartRadio, an in-demand speaker on company culture, remote workforces, and employee engagement, and a frequent contributor to Forbes, Inc, HR.com, the Society for Human Resource Management, and more.

Chris still lives in Orange County, CA, married his high school sweetheart Jody, and his three adopted kids from Russia, Luba, Dmitri and Vladimir.

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“If you got to go to work every day you might as well love it.” -Chris Dyer Click to Tweet  

“Not everyone is transparent in the same way.” -Chris Dyer Click to Tweet 

“Being a positive company is very much about the vocabulary and the approach.” -Chris Dyer Click to Tweet 

“The average company or the average person would say, what’s the problem or let’s problem solve.” -Chris Dyer Click to Tweet 

“When we give people information and help them understand why we want the change, you get more and more acceptance.” -Chris Dyer Click to Tweet 

“The number one thing they keep coming back to that makes people happy and engaged in the workforce, is that they were heard.” -Chris Dyer Click to Tweet 

“Go do the thing that scares you – go do the big thing you’re not prepared for.” -Chris Dyer Click to Tweet 

“You have to be prepared for failure.” -Chris Dyer Click to Tweet 

“If you’re going to ask someone who’s never done it and never taken a risk in their life, they’re going to tell you that you shouldn’t.” -Chris Dyer Click to Tweet 

“When it comes to business and life decisions, we often take opinions from people who’ve never done anything like that before.” -Chris Dyer Click to Tweet 

“Revel in the success of being able to help people and love it.” -Chris Dyer Click to Tweet 

“The more you can learn the better decisions you can make going down the road.” -Chris Dyer Click to Tweet 

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Hump to Get Over

Chris Dyer quit his job and started a business in 2001, just two months after the biggest terrorist attack in American history. He took inspiration from tragedy. He rented every room in his house to pay the mortgage, created a backup plan and took the risk.

Advice for others

Surround yourself with people that have done it before.

Holding him back from being an even better leader

Knowledge. I feel like I can always learn more.

Best Leadership Advice

It’s your job to deal with the tough things and you need to learn to enjoy it. Revel in the success of being able to help people and love it.

Secret to Success

Follow through.

Best tools that helps in Business or Life

Books

Recommended Reading

The Power of Company Culture: How any business can build a culture that improves productivity, performance and profits

Work Clean: The life-changing power of mise-en-place to organize your life, work, and mind

Contacting Chris Dyer

website: https://www.chrispdyer.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdyer7/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrisdyer7

Resources and Show Mentions

Call Center Coach

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