Business owners & CEOs find this to be so true – they feel like all the major decisions are theirs and have to show positivity at all times, regardless of how they feel.
As a leader, who do you turn to?
It’s difficult to discuss things objectively with your co-executives and there are also often issues of bias/agenda, too (company politics can be rough).
This is why many now employ a business coach – whether in the form of an Advisory Board member, a Non-Executive Director or a straightforward coach/mentor. These are typically accomplished leaders with decades of successful experience as a CEO or business owner – people who know the challenges, but can bring objectivity to bear as ‘outsiders.’
Not only can a coach act as a sounding board, but can actively guide you, too, helping you to deliver even better performance, being your accountability partner and keeping you focused. What’s more, they will typically encourage you to become part of a peer group of other CEOs / business owners, all helping each other through their accumulated experience.
As Lyndon Johnson said, “There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves.”
Just as top sports people use coaches, so, too, are CEOs and business owners increasingly employing coaches to help them take their businesses to the next level.