Top Leaders ALWAYS Have a Coach
Updated: Mar 12, 2020
Before I dive into the details, here are the two most compelling reasons the best leaders work with a coach:
It can be lonely at the top.
The best are always trying to get better.
It can be lonely at the top––but it shouldn’t be. It’s important not to let yourself get isolated, and an impartial perspective can shed a lot of light in what might normally be dark places.
The reasoning behind that cliché is that leaders are sometimes isolated from meaningful feedback. Reports often stay quiet on important issues so they won’t ruffle feathers or because they’re afraid of reprisal. Peers sometimes just don’t want to hurt feelings.
The problem is, you can’t fix it if you don’t know it’s broken.
It’s not just the bad things either. Too often we don’t see our own strengths––especially as we move up the ladder. It’s our job to encourage others and recognize their good work, but the higher you go the fewer people there are to encourage you!
Which leads to the second point…
The best leaders and the best organizations have one thing in common––and only one:
They are ALWAYS trying to get better.
The most fundamental secret to continued success is this:
“Perfection is not a destination. It’s a never-ending process.”