Posts on Life, Work and Leadership

What CEOs think about partnering

The IBM Global CEO Study carried out in 2012 looks at the importance of partnering in organisations. One of the key findings is that compared to their less successful peers, out-performers are partnering for innovation more aggressively. Due to rising complexity and...

Critical Leadership Traits

CEOs believe the following leadership traits are most critical in order to steer their organizations effectively: - Inspirational leadership - Customer obsession - Leadership teaming across the C-suite IBM Global CEO Study (2012)   If you are a leader, which of...

Why do CEOs Fail?

A successful leadership programme will tailor it's the content to the current and future challenges that leaders face. These are the ones I've encountered most often: Poor interpersonal skills An inability to change A preoccupation with turf protection/self A fear of...

CEO Challenges

As Executive Coaches, we need to understand the challenges that our clients face. Below are some examples that have been drawn from an IBM study of 1700 CEOs in 64 countries. CEO Challenges: small or medium businesses Customer loyalty and retention Corporate...

Questions for Executive Coaches

As an executive coach, you have no time to waste. To be at the cutting edge of this profession, you need to ask yourself how to get to the bottom line of what matters most to your clients. The questions below are from the model “4 E’s wrapped in a P”, inspired by...

Coaching Areas for a CEO

High potential employee development High value employee’s development Content integration from leadership programmes Inter-cultural skill development Group coaching Career management Career transition Life style and...