Many years ago, top Executives were simply responsible for the enterprise’s financial performance and the wellbeing of their people.
Times have changed.
Today’s Chairmen, CEO’s and Executive Committee members must deal with a myriad of pressures that never existed before – the tyranny of quarterly results, customer power through social media, shareholder revolts, press intrusions, environmental responsibilities, global competition, technological advances, new generational values and, more recently, volatile financial markets – to name but a few.
Add to this the changing relationships and governance structures at the top of big corporations and it’s not surprising that today’s leaders are extraordinarily busy, and often quite lonely, people.
In contrast, Non Executives face increasing media pressure and shareholder accountability.
Wherever you sit, it’s less comfortable at the top.
We know what it’s like because we have been there personally. Plus, as coaches to many of the top leaders in industry, we see these issues and challenges every day.
Our clients will tell you we make a significant, performance and life-enhancing impact on their businesses as well as their personal effectiveness and wellbeing. They frequently cite: