As CEOs know, it is indeed lonely at the top. CEOs carry the the mental weight of their organizations through the inevitable ups and downs of business cycles and are ultimately held accountable for the success or failure of their companies. CEO peer advisory groups are one type of executive coaching that allows CEOs to receive advice from fellow CEOs on key business topics while acting as a forum to voice challenges they face in their roles. In our experience leading CEO groups, 5 reasons stand out above the rest for joining a CEO peer group.
I have long been a proponent of a strengths-based approach to developing people, both in work and in life. Though, it wasn’t until I endeavored into executive coaching years ago that I realized my approach to leadership development, coaching youth sports, and mentoring more junior staff was rooted in strengths. This article highlights 6 benefits of taking a strengths-based approach to developing leaders.
The most successful leaders tend to be decisive, strategic, innovative, and experts in key domains required of their industry.However, the best leaders also understand they cannot do it all alone. In particular, we often overlook the ability of a leader to act as a coach to their team members. In fact, developing your team may be the single most important thing a leader does.