As It Turns Out, CEOS Are REALLY Lonely at the Top
Robert Kaplan explains why it is more critical for a senior person to ask for coaching than for a junior person.
According to a new survey, nearly two-thirds of CEOs do not receive coaching or leadership advice from the outside, and the same is true of almost half of senior executives.
“Given how vitally important it is for the CEO to be getting the best possible counsel, independent of their board, in order to maintain the health of the corporation, it’s concerning that so many of them are ‘going it alone,’” says Stephen Miles, CEO of The Miles Group. “Even the best-of-the-best CEOs have their blind spots and can dramatically improve their performance with an outside perspective weighing in.”
In the video below, derived from the executive leadership platform on Big Think Edge, Robert Kaplan describes the lonely at the top phenomenon. Kaplan explains why it is more critical for a senior person to ask for coaching than for a junior person.
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- Bezmenov described this process as "a great brainwashing" which has four basic stages.
- The first stage is called "demoralization" which takes from 15 to 20 years to achieve.
- According to the former KGB agent, that is the minimum number of years it takes to re-educate one generation of students that is normally exposed to the ideology of its country.
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- It's an all-hands-on-deck moment in the arc of civilization.
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