Fortune magazine interviewed Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, and asked him about the best advice he ever received. He replied by saying the best advice he ever received was being told to hire an executive coach. Additionally he states: "The one thing we are never good at is seeing ourselves as others see us. A coach really, really helps." For the 41 second video interview, click here.
Of course, I wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Schmidt. I've definitely had my own eyes opened when I've been coached and know that I've surprised some of my clients as well through my coaching. Objective feedback is one of most impactful things we can receive for leadership development.
What do you think about being mentored or coached?