Coaching: Executives and Senior Leadership

Notable Quotes

“Typically executives are promoted on the basis of their functional, strategic and analytical skills. But when they are promoted to a leadership role the skills pendulum swings, making their leadership and inter-personal skills far more important. When 100 top executives on the FTSE were asked what they thought was the main leadership difficulty in their organization a clear majority (50 out of 85) cited ‘changing mindsets and behaviours.’ Yet none of the respondents had more than a few weeks of dedicated leadership coaching. In contrast technical skills had been a priority for those surveyed – average of one and three years training over the same period”.


Whitehead Mann, 2003 Survey

“The goal of coaching is the goal of good management: to make the most of an organization’s valuable resources.”  Harvard Business Review