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10 Things That Keep Ceos Awake: An How to Put Them to Bed

10 Things That Keep Ceos Awake: An How to Put Them to Bed

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Book Description‘For sleepless CEOs everywhere,this is a must-buy!There is a great deal of practical wisdom here – grounded in the experience of chief executives who have had the benefit of working with a group of outstanding coaches.’ – Sir Nicholas Young, Chief Executive, British Red Cross

‘Leadership must recognize human relationships,aspirations and idiosyncrasies.This book brings these to life with the expeiences of 10 CEOs being powerfully related by 10 experienced coaches.’ – Sir Paul Judge, President, Association of MBAs

‘10 Things That Keep CEOs Awake captures the many and varied challenges facing CEOs today as they wrestle with increasing competitive intensity in every facet oftheir enterprise and an enhanced accountability to investors and many other stakeholders.’ – Rob Margetts CBE, Chairman of the Legal & General Group plc and Chairman of the BOC Group plc

‘This book is full of real-life examples of the value of executive coaching. It rings true with my experience.’ – Michael Rake, Chairman, KPMG International

‘This compelling book is full of understanding of CEO insomnia and will be of value for CEOs of organizationsof all sizes,including the not-for-profit sector.The wisdom of the coaching process will make their leadership agendas that much easier to tackle,and to sleep with too.’ – James Partridge, Chief Executive, Changing Faces, UK Registered Charity

What are the real issues facing those at the top of the corporate tree?

Elizabeth Coffey and coaches from The Change Partnership address the primary concerns of today's CEOs:

  • Developing bifocal vision

  • Getting the organizational structure right
  • Creating time to maximize CEO impact
  • Energizing the organization through leadership
  • Delivering strategy through the top team
  • Managing the board
  • Communicating with all of the stakeholders all of the time
  • Meeting the diversity challenge
  • Surviving in the global jungle
  • Balancing your work/life demands

    Each chapter sets its subject in context, explains a specific challenge, defines a set of desired results and then shows how the client was guided to achieving those results. Finally,it suggests the questions you should ask, and answer, before tackling a similar challenge.

    To maintain the confidentiality crucial in coaching, eight chapters are fictionalized scenarios based on real life cases. Two,however, illuminate innovative leadership through actual examples: a multinational ’s top team development initiative, and the UK Senior Civil Service ’s current ethnic minorities programme.

    Offering practical frameworks and compelling insights into the realities of life at the top, it is required reading for every incumbent CEO and ambitious senior executive.