Do I agree?
Absolutely, I agree! In my November 2012 blog post titled: “Don’t Wait for an Invite!” I wrote about how the organization’s top quality professional should be engaged with top management at the highest level in his/her organization. Whether you call it the board room, C-Suite, corporate headquarters, or the CEO’s office, it’s all the same. Quality professionals need to find a way to effectively engage and communicate with top management. Becoming a coach, teacher, and mentor, as Martin suggests, is an effective way for quality professionals to engage with top management. I believe true quality professionals should take this approach to their work; it should be their default mode of operation.