Survey of Leaders Yields Surprises, According to Leadership Unleashed Findings

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Executive Coaching Firm Announces Results of its Just-Completed Survey on Leadership

Leadership Unleashed,, a Southern California-based firm that provides individually tailored coaching services to executives and leadership teams worldwide, today announced the findings of its recent survey.

While the survey showed leaders understand that good relationships are needed for positive business results, about a third of leaders in a survey said they would "Jettison a relationship to get something done," according to David Peck, Executive Coach and President of Leadership Unleashed. "Yet our work with executives shows that's not the best approach--putting tasks ahead of relationships is counterproductive over time."

The survey also found that 82% of leaders think a key part of their job is to motivate their people. But according to Peck, "Being a cheerleader / employee motivator is not the leader's job. They are better off hiring / retaining only self-motivated people, and trying NOT to de-motivate them."

The 20-question survey is fully summarized on Peck's blog, The Recovering Leader at Other key findings include:

35% of leaders surveyed said they spend the majority of their time on day to day tasks, versus on developing the road ahead, suggesting "They are acting as supervisors / managers, versus leaders." Peck added.

22% said they are unable to keep a healthy balance between "working, resting, and my life outside of work."

67% said they stay true to their values even when it means sacrificing results.

20% said they lose their composure more often than they would like.

About David Peck:
David Peck founded Leadership Unleashed in 2003 to help leaders gain the insights needed to turn their talent into stronger results. David's prior experience includes nine years as a member of the leadership team at brokerage firm Charles Schwab & Company, five years each at PriceWaterhouse Consulting, and the Putnam Companies. David is a frequent contributor to BusinessWeek online, and his articles on leadership have been published in HR Executive, American Management Association, the Christian Science Monitor, and he has been quoted in the Washington Post on the Iraq war. His first book, "Beyond Effective: Practices in Self-aware Leadership," was published in 2008. David completed his Leadership Coaching training at Georgetown University, and is a member of the International Coach Federation and the Society for Human Resources Managers.

About Leadership Unleashed
Leadership Unleashed provides face-to-face, video-based, and telephone coaching to individual executives and leadership teams worldwide. The firm also offers an exclusive roster of diverse, seasoned, world-class coaches with consistent coaching styles to organizations seeking a one-stop, enterprise coaching solution for leaders.

David Peck
david (at) leadershipunleashed (dot) com


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