Leaders in business schools, organizations and in politics are taught to lead with their heads and not with their hearts. Leaders are expected to be strategic, rational, tough, bottom-line business people who focus on results. Yet, recent research on successful leaders and the current turbulent economic and social times calls out for a different style of leader—one that exhibits kindness, compassion and empathy.
I’m Successful Because I’m Beautiful: New Evidence That Makes the Link Between Physical Attractiveness and Success
We can’t all be Brad Pitt or Angelie Jolie, or sculpted like a 6 foot 5 Olympic athelete, but what we may lack in looks, we can make up in intelligence. Or so the common argument goes, which may be more myth than fact.
The job of a CEO has never been more challenging and rewarding. However, the job can be a lonely one despite the generous compensation, perks and attention. Boards, and CEOs are increasingly turning to engaging professional executive coaches to assist CEOs in their performance and growth and reduce attrition.