CORNERSTONE & COVID: Our members around the world are stepping up to comment on the new challenges facing our industry. Here’s Martin Braddock of Dubai Back in 2016, I wrote an article called: ‘Emulating the qualities of the Salamander: How an Executive Coach can help you’. Not the ‘catchiest’ of titles, but it […]
Across the world, we are collectively experiencing one of the most significant changes of our lives. The loss of physical touch, standing close to people without fear, and dinner out with friends. We have lost the option of celebrating milestone – birthdays, weddings, graduations, baby showers, holidays and cancelled vacations, the losses are mounting. Many […]
Can you grow executive talent? Cultivating cabbages or CXOs seems to follow quite similar best-processes.
In recent years we have seen how the profile and the role of the chief executive has gone through an evolutionary process.
Leadership development teaches that the #1 job of a CEO is vision and values – purpose. Leadership strategies are the inspiring part of inspiring and enabling. But you don’t have to get there in one fell swoop. Choosing the grandest, boldest, riskiest big steps is more dramatic, but less certain than enabling your team to take […]
Candidates who demonstrate high learning agility can get comfortable with uncomfortable ways of thinking, and can succeed where others may stumble
In the first part we looked into a scary statistic from the HBR that suggests as many as 60% of newly hired executives fail in the first 18 months
the earlier an executive coach is inserted into the equation, the greater the value to both the executive and the company that hired him or her.
The literature of ancient Israel invites any leader to consider the following: If you have the gift of leadership then lead with diligence. We don’t often speak of diligence in connection with leadership. Maybe we should. When is the last time you did a personal assessment of your competency to lead, and the outcomes of […]
There’s a catch when you hire a new leader. If you spend $300,000 on an exceptional car you expect, and get, a very comprehensive warranty. Invest that or more in a new CEO? No warranty. Just hope you made the right decision. There may not be a absolute guarantee in recruiting top talent but there […]
Cornerstone coach Brian Betti recalls his own start and his good fortune in having an exceptional mentor Internal leadership development usually starts with the move from team member to supervisor. Once the flush of pride wears off, reality sets in and, with it, awareness of the need for new skills both mental and physical. I […]
You wake up at 5:30 to get the early train. You are the first to arrive at work, you have a busy week ahead of you, as well as a full day today. You prep for your Monday morning team meeting. Notes, handouts, metrics – everything is just the way you like it. It’s 9 […]
Today we announced the addition of 30 more professional executive coaches to the team. We already had 34. Why would we want more? Because more of our clients worldwide are interested in executive coaching. Executive coaching and leadership development has shot to the front in recent years as a must-do tactic for accelerating the development […]