by Candace Moody
An article published on August 13, 2012 by Ray Williams in Wired for Success states that an executive coach is a must have for CEOs. The very confidence that may have propelled someone to the executive suite may be his or her undoing, as egos get in the way of asking for or taking advice. You can read the whole article here.
“A study by Kelly See, Elizabeth Wolfe Morrison, and Naomi Rothman, published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision, concluded one characteristic of powerful and successful leaders is high levels of self-confidence. Unfortunately, the researchers say, the higher the self-confidence, the less likely these leaders are open to advice and feedback.”
Do you agree? Do you think that women, as leaders, are less prone to this kind of hubris? Or are we also subject to this same pitfall?
I know we have coaches in our audience. I’d like to hear from you on your experience with executives. Leave a comment.