How and Why Top CEOs use Leadership Coaching

How and Why Top CEOs use Leadership Coaching

A study carried out by Stanford Business and The Miles Group found that top CEOs are open to receiving professional guidance and could very well benefit from Expert Advice. Source: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/cldr/research/surveys/coaching.html

“What’s interesting is that nearly 100% of CEOs in the survey responded that they actually enjoy the process of receiving coaching and leadership advice, so there is real opportunity for companies to fill in that gap,” says David F. Larcker (Development & Research at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.) “Given how vitally important it is for the CEO to be getting the best possible counsel, independent of their board, in order to maintain the health of the corporation, it’s concerning that so many of them are ‘going it alone,’” says Stephen Miles, CEO of The Miles Group. “Even the best-of-the-best CEOs have their blind spots and can dramatically improve their performance with an outside perspective weighing in.”

The study highlights the importance of mentoring, especially at CEO level, but the problem people often face is the inconvenience in having to source a reputable advisor or the general accessibility to a coach with a busy schedule. There are, however, solutions available. Expertise.tv, a sister site to Career Intelligence, specialises in executive level coaching. With coaches in various loactions around the world, expertise.tv offers a

platform where you can receive instant advice from a board of executive coaches, selected by yourself. Utilising recent technology improvements, Expertise.tv allows executives and business professionals alike to connect with their coach/board of coaches via web conference, whilst also giving them exclusive access to webinars and other leading information relevant to the modern day executive. Browse current experts by visiting the page (here) to find a suitable coach for you and see how they can aid your executive career growth. Expertise.tv The advances of digital technology has a direct effect on the way we progress, as it introduces the core elements of ease and convenience. Being able to have a 1-to-1 mentoring session with an expert in the comfort of your own home or on the move, at a time that suits you relays the fact that there really are no excuses when having a “busy lifestyle” – Improvement is mandatory.

“The leaders of organizations such as Alcoa, American Red Cross, AT&T, Ford, Northwestern Mutual Life, 3M, UPS, American Standard, the federal governments of the United States and Canada are convinced that coaching works to develop people and increase productivity.” — C2M: Consulting to Management, September 2001

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