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Success tools for CEO coaches: Be a learner, leader and ladder

M.S. Rao (Founder at MSR Leadership Consultants India, Hyderabad, India)

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 8 July 2014



The purpose of this study is to stress the need for continuous learning and constant feedback to help people develop as leaders.


The study equips Chief Executive Officer (CEO) coaches with tools to build leaders who will become ladders for others. In addition, it considers examples of leaders, including Mahatma Gandhi.


The study emphasizes the importance of continuous learning and constant feedback, which it covers from the perspective of executive coaching and education.

Practical implications

It explains that open discussion between senior leaders and entry-level leaders can help ensure a seamless supply of leadership talent.

Social implications

The study claims that the findings can be applied in industry to build new leaders to replace those from the baby-boomer generation who are currently retiring.


The study lays the accent on feedback as a leadership-development tool.



Rao, M.S. (2014), "Success tools for CEO coaches: Be a learner, leader and ladder", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 22 No. 5, pp. 33-36.



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