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The top two areas board directors say their CEO’s need to work on are “mentoring skills/developing internal talent” and “sharing leadership/delegation skills.”   According to Professor Larcker, “the high ranking of these areas among board respondents shows a real recognition of the importance of the talent bench.”  Larcker believes “boards are placing a keener focus […]

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The Definition of Coaching   My preferred definition of coaching is from Julie Starr’s ‘The Coaching Manual’: “From early forms of transportation i.e. stagecoach or rail coach, the word coaching literally means to transport someone from one place to another. One thing that all forms of coaching seem to have in common is that people […]

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According to the 2013 Stanford Business Executive Coaching Survey there is a “Shortage of advice at the top”.   Nearly 66% of CEOs do not receive coaching or leadership advice from outside consultants or coaches, while 100% of them stated that they are receptive to making changes based on feedback. The Stanford Executive Coaching Survey  […]