Feeling Lonely At The Top? It May Be Time For An Executive Business Coach!
“Feeling Lonely At The Top? It May Be Time For An Executive Business Coach!”
By: J. Glenn Ebersole, Jr., Chief Executive of J. G. Ebersole Associates and The Renaissance Group ™
Have you heard or ever spoken the words, “It is lonely at the top!”? This was a much used phrase in an organization I worked with some years ago. And it really is true! Many executives and top business leaders experience that feeling and many executives arriving in a new company and/or position will often fail. Some of the most common reasons why they fail include: unclear and misunderstood expectations; failure to build strong and effective relationships with key stakeholders; failure to understand the company culture; failure to manage change; and failure to gain the confidence and commitments from the management team.
Each of those failures could be addressed if the executives had the benefit of an executive business coach. An executive business coach for a newly hired or promoted executive can help make a difference and turnaround the high rate of failure. There are several key characteristics of a good executive business coach. Your strategic thinking business coach shares a list of thirteen (13) major characteristics that define a good executive business coach.
1. They are visionary and have the ability to create a clearly defined vision.
2. They are highly effective facilitators and guides.
3. They are totally committed to the pursuit of excellence.
4. They are lifelong learners.
5. They are optimists.
6. They hold themselves and others accountable.
7. They continuously build relationships.
8. They possess a high level of emotional intelligence.
9. They are effective strategic thinkers and planners.
10. They are excellent listeners and really hear what their clients say.
11. They are politically savvy relative to their organization.
12. They have very strong business and personal ethics.
13. They can relate to top management and understand the expectations of boards and stakeholders.
If you feel lonely at the top and want some solid strategic advice, then seek and select a good executive business coach with the above characteristics. Your strategic thinking business coach knows that it is lonely at the top and encourages you to consider the benefits of a good executive business coach. If you would like to learn more about executive business coaching, please contact Glenn Ebersole today through his website at www.businesscoach4u.com or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org