High intelligence, a strong motivation and a strategic understanding are the sine qua nons to lead a company. To have success in the long term, it takes more than that. Candor, the willingness to change, a high level of emotional intelligence, effective influencing, courageous and supportive leadership and leading by example are among the most important.
The higher up in the organization executives are, the less likely they will receive honest feedback. Their employees will be very careful in telling their bosses the truth. That is where an experienced coach can help.
For more than 10 years I have been coaching international executives to deeply understand their hopes and fears and to strengthen their accountability in order to achieve their goals. By asking challenging and empathetic questions, by being a good listener and by understanding the organizational and psychological context in which they operate, I assist in finding new solutions.
After more than 30 years working in three successful global companies - most of them as a senior executive - I know what life in top management positions is like: the challenges, the pressure, the power games and the unspoken truths.