`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 of their enterprise and an enhanced accountability to investorsand 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 organizations of 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 visionGetting the organizational structure rightCreating time to maximize CEO impactEnergizing the organization through leadershipDelivering strategy through the top teamManaging the boardCommunicating with all of the stakeholders allof the timeMeeting the diversity challengeSurviving in the global jungleBalancing 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.
Elizabeth Coffey is Partner and UK Team Leader for Mercer Delta Consulting Ltd, an international management consulting firm that works with CEOs and senior executives of major corporations on the design and leadership of enterprise-wide change. Previously, she spent five years as a Director Partner at The Whitehead Mann Group and a Senior Executive Coach with The Change Partnership, developing a portfolio of senior leaders from FTSE 100, top 250 companies and public sector organisations. An International speaker, Elizabeth Coffey is frequently invited to address issues such as leadership, gender, ethnicity, and organisational and national cultures on academic and professional platforms. Considered a leading expert on business diversity, she is the co-author of The End of Tolerance (2002) and The Changing Culture of Leadership Women Leaders Voices (1999) Coffeys expert contributors, colleagues from The Change Partnership, draw on insights they have gained from coaching todays top executives as well as from their own experiences at the highest levels in international business.
List of ContributorsForewordPrefaceIntroductionChapter 1: Developing Bifocal VisionChapter 2: Getting the Organisational Structure RightChapter 3: Creating Time to Maximise CEO ImpactChapter 4: Energising the Organisation Through LeadershipChapter 5:Delivering Strategy Through the Top TeamChapter 6: Managing the BoardChapter 7: Communicating With All of the Stakeholders All of the TimeChapter 8: Meeting the Diversity ChallengeChapter 9: Surviving in the Global JungleChapter 10: Balancing Your ActConclusionBibliography