There are several insights in a recent research report from Egon Zehnder titled: "The CEO: A Personal Reflection"
that I want to highlight as they emphasise the value of working with a independent and challenging business coach.
The key points from this report are not just for CEOs but for all senior professionals and executives that want to continuously develop their leadership skills and capabilities:
Self-transformation is critical: show curiosity and challenge themselves, adopt habits to help productivity and be better listeners
Being a leader can be lonely: more guidance and support is required on the human side of leadership, how to manage and overcome conflicts, motivate and inspire
Driving change is hard work: finding and protecting the time to reflect, think and plan and developing an effective team continue to prove difficult and at times impossible
An independent, strategic and challenging business coach is well placed to partner with in order to overcome these challenges and develop the skills, resilience and capabilities to thrive.