A true tale of two CEO coaching clients: one aged 32 running an organization of 7,500 people, and one aged 54 running an organization of 37,000 people.
During the younger CEO’s session, he asked me, “How long does it take to get really good at leadership?” Two days later, during my session with the more seasoned CEO, he bemoaned, “Will I ever actually be good at leadership?”
To both of these executives, I responded with the same comment – the one I share below. Truth is: There is no “end” to anyone’s leadership journey. Leadership is a non-stop learning process.
And those who read this and get frustrated will get very different outcomes from those who read this and get energized by that idea.