Leadership...through the eyes of a coach...Alan Booth

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Misuse of CEO Power

After a review of the CEO's I have coached, 85% appear to use the power of their office in getting things done with their staff!

That causes the executive to be overwhelmed with work others could do.

I ask: is the underlying cause the need for control?

A client just told me they are overwhelmed with people needing to come to her for decisions and opinions.

Part of that phenomena might be a lack of trust of others.

What is the worse case scenario in empowering her staff to take greater responsibility?

They might make some poor decisions which they can learn from.

So how does one get over so much need for control?

Answer: we talk about it in order for the client to discover why they are in this situation. From that discussion, one discovers ways for greater success.

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