We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its urgency, ‘here and now’ without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
We can’t think of a better quote that does more to describe the day-to-day experience we’ve heard from our CEO or senior executive clients. One of the most salient characteristics of their daily life in the C-suite is its urgency, its “here and now-ness”, where there is no postponement. Like most life situations when we welcome the immediacy of the moment with our full attention and being, we are enriched by the experience. The irony is that many executives today are not enlivened by their roles as leaders and managers of their enterprises, and there are no single core reasons to explain. It’s no wonder that many Millenials don’t desire top leadership spots in our modern organizations.
As a CEO or a senior executive, you are expected to be “on” – to bring clarity, creativity, discipline, knowledge, inspiration, and even wisdom to every situation. This means that you have to have as much mastery of your inner state as you might in the outer state. In fact, we assert that is the only way to optimize your performance AND your personal satisfaction. We say it’s the mastery of being fully present regardless of what your situation gives you is the key to success for any executive.
Your company and you have invested in your education and leader development, but it’s a rare development program that attends to your presence – the very wellspring of your brilliancy, intuition, and vision. We have been offering this type of vertical growth development program to C-suite executives since 1984.