The Extraordinary Relationship Between Chairman and CEO

The relationship between a Chairman and a CEO is special. Great Chairs often act as a confidant, mentor, adviser, sounding board and interpreter for the CEO. Recently I had the privilege of coaching a Chairman who fulfills this role with distinction in his organisation. In some other organisations, I get to play the role that this […]

Don’t Seek a Board Position UNLESS….

  In my work as a coach to CEO’s, Chairs, Directors and senior executives we often discuss what makes for a good Board applicant. Chairs are usually thinking about this from a recruitment angle, the others from being interested applicants. From a combination of study, research and personal experience here is a checklist that I […]

Your Big Chance to Build Resilience as a Leader

I’m working with a Managing Director who was facing a potential mutiny by his staff three months ago. His staff respect him immensely for his meticulous issue management but many felt afraid when he interacts with them. We’ve been working together on distinguishing the differences between two mindsets. The first is the mindset required to resolve issues […]

Dealing With Seemingly Intractable Situations.

By Ian Sampson Loneliness in decision making at the top is generally recognised as a phenomenon of modern business life. But support is rarely accessed when those at the top of an organisation feel they have to deal with complex matters, just relying on their own resources. While CEO’s, Chairs, and senior executives spend their days […]

Nearly All CEO’s Want It But Only One In Three Get It

The Stanford Graduate School of Business and The Miles Group recently surveyed over 200 CEOs and found that nearly two-thirds do not receive coaching or leadership advice from outside consultants or coaches, and almost half of their senior executives are not receiving any either. It further found almost 100% of CEO’s see value in receiving […]