Most C-suite members and other leaders understand that ongoing development and practice are prerequisites for continuing their own growth. This allows leaders to continue to do their best work in addressing the complexity of today’s organizations and managing the challenges they face on a daily basis.
Just like athletes, leaders need practice and the right coaching to stay at the top of their game or improve their game. Yet we also know that leaders must be careful with what they share and with whom. In fact, many of the thoughts, concerns and doubts leaders grapple with should not be shared with others in the organization. Leaders need opportunities to rehearse, think out loud, and bounce ideas off a Thinking Partner who will hold their confidence and who does not have a vested interest beyond what is best for the leader and the leader’s success in the organization.
We have coached and been Thinking Partners to executives and leaders in organizations of all sizes and across many industries. As Thinking Partners we bring decades of experience as strategic partners and confidants. Having a good coach and Thinking Partner is critical for leaders to have the safety to learn, grow and accelerate organizational results.