Two-Thirds of CEOs Do Not Receive Outside Leadership Advice
But Nearly All Want It
2013 Stanford survey
“Lonely at the top” resonates for most CEOs. Nearly two-thirds of CEOs do not receive coaching or leadership advice from outside consultants or coaches, and almost half of senior executives are not receiving any either. However, nearly 100% of CEOs in the survey responded that they actually enjoy and benefit from the process of receiving coaching. The topics requested by most CEOs: Leadership, Delegation, Conflict Management, Team Building, and Mentoring. While these skills are crucial for the effective leader to master, there is another topic that is inextricably interwoven in these topics that is even more important: Emotional Intelligence
"The most effective leaders are all alike in one crucial way: they all have a high degree of what has come to be known as emotional intelligence. It’s not that IQ and technical skills are irrelevant. They do matter, but…they are the entry-level requirements for executive positions."
Harvard Business Review (April 2015)
So what matters to an executive in becoming the best leader he or she can be? What doesn't matter! Mark Roland individually designs his services to address the leadership needs and interests of each executive, and then engage fully until true satisfaction is achieved.
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