Thursday, September 15, 2011

“What Got You Here Will Get You There” - Professor M.S.Rao

"Executive coaches are not for the meek. They're for people who value unambiguous feedback. All coaches have one thing in common, it's that they are ruthlessly results-oriented." - FAST COMPANY Magazine

You must be surprised with the title of this post as basically the title would have been What Got You Here Won’t Get You There How Successful People Become Even More Successful authored by Marshall Goldsmith prefixed with Mojo. He rightly said that people often get complacent with their success and positions and take everything for granted resulting into stagnation in their careers. In fact, what worked to reach to the current position might not work to reach further higher positions.

With the rapid growth in technology the expectations and aspirations of the customers are changing rapidly. And most of the times it becomes tough to predict customers’ expectations. Hence, leaders must regularly know the pulse of customers and evolve their business strategies accordingly. At the same time they must also constantly hone their leadership skills and abilities as per the changing needs. It is the coaches who can guide and groom these leaders with their research, consultancy and corporate experience. They have their own strategies and being good at core areas they keep close eye on the latest developments in the domain and enlighten the same to the leaders. Since leaders are so busy with their hectic schedules they may not find time to focus on their career growth. Hence, hiring professional coaches paves the way for their quick corporate succession. These leaders reap rich rewards out of coaching by paying peanuts to coaches. The returns out of coaching are amazing indeed!

Survey by The Hay Group, International shows, "Between 25 percent and 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies use executive coaches." It is obvious from this survey that companies are gradually realizing the importance of hiring coaches for grooming their leaders. There are number of coaches with credentials whom the top CEOs and companies hire and benefit. Then why don’t you hire and scale the corporate ladder quickly by hiring professional coaches?

Remember always: What Got You Here Will Get You There only when you hire great coaches.

Professor M.S.Rao
Founder and Chief Consultant,
MSR Leadership Consultants, India
Where Knowledge is Wealth

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