Doug Haynes on Business Success

DoughDouglas Haynes, an executive consultant, believes that the human element is as important as success’s technical and functional foundations. Haynes has spent his entire management consulting career emphasizing the importance of developing mutually beneficial relationships with high-level clients.

As president of The Council and managing partner of Council Advisors, Doug Haynes can advise executives from both public and private companies. Previously, Haynes was a senior partner at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

He was awarded a William M. Shermet Scholarship to attend the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business because of his interest in the subject. “Becoming a member of McKinsey made me more globally conscious,” Haynes says. He considers the values instilled in him by his father, which continue to guide his interactions with people and organizations of high integrity.

Haynes speculates on how the COVID-19 pandemic’s global disruption will affect future workplace dynamics as the pandemic’s effects fade. He is motivated and challenged by the opportunity to apply his skills to improve the lives of others.

This philanthropist has primarily given his time and money to three types of charitable organizations. He promotes initiatives that help veterans, fights poverty, and expand educational opportunities.

He currently serves on the boards of the Robin Hood Foundation, the Cohen Veterans Network, which provides mental health services to veterans and their families, and Camp Southern Ground, which provides life-changing experiences for children of all abilities and returning veterans. These three organizations are all working to reduce the number of people living in poverty in New York City.

Doug Haynes contributes his time and resources to organizations that assist US military veterans. Haynes served on the Cohen Veterans Network’s board of directors from its inception.

Furthermore, face-to-face interactions allow for more precise interpretations of inter-individual dynamics.

Haynes believes that executive advisers’ ability to provide objective and personalized advice will continue to benefit business leaders.

The allure of leveraged business models and the pursuit of growth is hard to resist.

Many businesses have been led down a path in which relationships and trust are viewed as a means to an end, thereby fueling a business model.

According to the Council’s Doug Haynes, the end goal, rather than the means, is to have mutually beneficial relationships. Personal relationships and earned trust, we believe, are the ultimate goals.