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Dr. Chris Fuzie, Ed.D., M.A.OL.

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Welcome to CMF Leadership Consulting 

Where we provide Clear, Meaningful, and Focused Leadership training and coaching to individuals, teams and organizations.  

Basic Leadership Competencies 


For Individuals wanting to learn or improve their leadership skills

In Person or virtual as arranged

16 Individual Sessions

Highlights Include:

  • Effectively using different types of power

  • Followership and it's relationship to leadership

  • Understanding your people

  • Getting people together

  • Holding a group/team together 

  • How Blame and Credit work

  • Motivation and it's limitations

  • Being fair and equitable

  • Building high performing teams

  • Managing Team conflict

  • Ethical practices

  • Communicating in any organization

Empowering Teams: Strategies for Development and Synergy


For Teams Within Organizations

For Teams of up to Ten Members and 4 sessions

  • Analysis of team dynamics.

  • Group Enhancement 

  •  Team-player styles

  • Team Conflict Indicators and remedies

  • Group structural dimensions

  • Group Processes

  • Creating a template for high-performing groups

Custom-Designed Leadership and Followership Training

$300.00/Hr or
as negotiated

To meet the leadership needs of the organization

CMF Leadership is a premier provider of customized leadership and followership training for organizations. Our approach is rooted in the belief that effective leadership and followership are critical to the success of any team and organization. We specialize in crafting bespoke training programs that address the unique needs and challenges of our clients, ensuring that each program is relevant, impactful, and transformative.

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Behavior-Based Leadership - On the Go
with CMF Leadership Podcasts

Being Human Podcast - Released 6/24/2024

This week’s guest is Dr. Chris Fuzie, a former police officer with a unique perspective on leadership. He is also the author of multiple books on this topic, including his latest, ‘Liminal Space‘.

Having had more than his fair share of hair-raising moments, Chris explores leadership and followership dynamics within high-pressure environments. His premise is that we all must develop outstanding leadership and followership capabilities, regardless of position in any formal hierarchy.

We discuss:

  • Confronting armed assailants

  • Intellgient disobeidence

  • The Liminal Leader explained

  • Using shapes in communication

  • Tesselated behaviours

Dr. Fuzie Discusses his latest book and Liminal Leadership concepts on "The Other Side of Potential" Podcast Hosted By Dr. Sharon Spano
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Episode 297: Reshaping Leadership and Followership with Dr. Chris Fuzie

JUN 12, 2024 EPISODE 297

Dr. Sharon Spano

What truly defines leaders and followers? Today’s guest invites us to reimagine leadership and followership, presenting them as dynamic relationships rather than static roles.

Dr. Chris Fuzie, the owner, CEO, and senior consultant for CMF Leadership Consulting, has nearly two decades of experience in leadership development and executive coaching. He joins us today to discuss his new book, Liminal Space: Reshaping Leadership and Followership.

Tuning in, you’ll learn why we’re experiencing an organizational leadership crisis today, the tangible differences between leaders and followers, and why we should rethink workplace dynamics. Chris also explains concepts like liminal space, tessellations, idiosyncrasy credits, and much more.

This conversation offers practical advice and guidance for unlocking the full potential of leadership and followership dynamics. Whether you're a seasoned professional seeking fresh insights or an aspiring leader striving to make an impact, you won’t want to miss it!


What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • What drew Chris to organizational leadership from law enforcement.

  • Some of the problems with leadership today and why formal training is key.

  • Insight into the premise of liminal space in the context of both leadership and followership.

  • Why we need to rethink our perception of followers as the opposite of leaders. 

  • Reshaping leadership and followership behaviors using tessellations.

  • Practical examples of how to implement these behaviors in your organization.

  • Challenges that arise when people are resistant to change.

  • Personal and professional benefits of a fresh perspective on organizational structure.

  • Definitions of idiosyncrasy credits, emotional bank accounts, and other terms.

  • Behavior-driven advice for the CEOs and small business owners listening.

  • How shifting your culture and rethinking leadership impacts your bottom line.

  • An analogy about doctors to illustrate the importance of hiring an expert.

Additional Podcasts soon to be out:
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Experience and Education.

Theory informs practice and practice adjusts theory.  With practical intelligence gained from 28+ years experience working in the public sector in leadership roles, along with analytical intelligence and more than 17 years devoted to studying Organizational Leadership, Dr. Chris Fuzie is not just a practitioner, nor is he just an academic...


Dr. Fuzie is a "pracademic" when it comes to leadership and followership.  Understanding both practical application and academic rigors of theoretical development and application.

CMF Leadership Consulting

Leadership training for all levels

CMF Leadership Consulting training courses are based in the sciences of psychology, sociology, and behavioral science.  Our classes are very interactive, using adult learning techniques for the adult learner.  With four separate courses designed to address the different organizational functional perspectives, each level learns the appropriate strategies for their position or the position they are seeking.

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