5:00 AM Call with Middle East executive who has just begun our coaching process to discuss his feedback from stakeholders and plans for improvement. He is off to a great start and is receiving very positive reaction from colleagues.
Coaching call with an Asian executive who is clarifying his relationship with the CEO of his holding company. He is making serious efforts to be successful in relationship building while working on a huge project with tight deadlines.
Meeting with European leadership development client to plan a three-hour leadership development class.
Conduct an interactive leadership development session in a resort hotel for 50 high-potential leaders in a Global 100 corporation. My session is part of a much larger effort involving instruction from corporate executives, 360° feedback and coaching. Participants and I discuss how to overcome the classic challenges that come with success. I warn them that every time they get promoted, more employees will find their jokes funnier and their observations wiser; they must beware of such adulation.
Drive to corporate headquarters of client organization.