“Lonely at the top” resonates with CEOs

Interesting results of a study conducted by Stanford Graduate School of Busines. CEOs are the ones looking to be coached – When asked “Whose decision was it for you to receive coaching?” 78% of CEOs said it was their… Read More

Why CEOs Don’t Want Executive Coaching?

Most CEOS omit or misconstrue the core coaching element that they need to grow their skills and effectiveness: Increased self-awareness, honest self-knowledge, about one’s motives, personality capacities and values. The consequences of this absence play out in ways… Read More

Get the most out of executive coaching

Well thought out tips for someone considering hiring an executive coach. The process is very participative. It’s not a cakewalk but the rewards could be the difference between success and mediocrity. Get The Most Out of Executive Coaching… Read More

What is executive coaching about?

Coaching is about “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”  This is the essence of the relationship.   I feel strongly that everyone has the answers… Read More

Coaching Report — “It’s an Advantage”

Coaching continues on the increase among executives. its not seen as a “fix” but rather an “advantage”. A new study on the different forms of coaching, the benefits and how to get the most out if the experience…. Read More

Wise Leaders vs. Dumb Leaders

Wikipedia defines wisdom as: “a deep understanding and realization of people, things, events or situations, resulting in the ability to apply perceptions, judgements and actions in keeping with this understanding. It often requires control of one’s emotional reactions… Read More

The Gupta Case – An embarrassment not only for the executives at McKinsey

The insider trading scandal convicting Rajat Gupta of conspiracy and securities fraud is not just an embarrassment for the executives of McKinsey. We, as management consulting professionals, pride ourselves in maintaining the highest of professional standards in all… Read More

7 Future Forces Not to be Ignored

From futurist Bob Johansen….. Two new forces — what Johansen calls “known unknowns” — will play out in the next 10 years: digital natives and cloud-served supercomputing. Both are obvious and yet “wildly unpredictable.” Digital natives — those 16-years-old or younger… Read More

Own Your Own Development

What role do coaches play in an executive’s development? This article provides interesting insights in key areas: “CCL’s approach to coaching rests on several factors, including: The manager — not the coach — chooses what to focus on…. Read More