It's lonely at the top: why external coaching support for your executives is critical to your organisation’s success
There are very few safe harbours in the world these days and for the isolated CEO or Exec carrying all the pressure, providing them with one will make a significant difference to their performance and longevity, and through them, the organisation.
It doesn't matter how smart, insightful or even self-aware you are, getting a quality, external perspective helps. Someone to help sort the important from the urgent, who doesn’t have a vested interest in anything other than your success.
Even the best of the best (i.e. Branson, Gates) rely on others who complement their skills, who offer honesty where others wouldn’t (for fear of impacting their own position), and who offer a sounding board that safely challenges thinking and comfort zones.