‘What does it take to be successful in top leadership?’, I’m asked by a client about to step up to an MD-on-the-board role. And I found my usual coach approach of ‘empower the client to discover’ went right out the window. ‘If you really want to lead with style’, I said, ‘then genuinely be yourself’.
Since the beginning of 2011 I've been upping the stakes on the fitness front - more swimming, more tennis, more detoxing. And it's great. I feel energised, positive and focussed to a much higher level than when I'm desk- bound all day.