Our challenges reflect our limitations.
We are all in a lifelong process of knowing ourselves, conquering our minds and learning how to manage our emotions. Distortions inevitably show up as the cause-effect roller coaster in life, what many call karma. Those who see life as random events halt their learning process, while those able to see and understand its synchronicity advance.
The Path-to-Leadership is the growth journey of an executive leader. Our approach to developing executive skills starts with the individual since it's hard to manage teams and more complex forms of organizational structures if we don't have the skills to properly manage ourselves first.
In the same way, we can not expect people to lead teams, organizations or hold board positions if they don't know how to manage smaller-scale organizational units, like 1-to-1 partnerships.
The "executive" prefix denotes people who have transitioned from the "setting the example" paradigm to the "make things happen -trough others-" paradigm. For example: "Executive VP of Operations". For this reason, any "executive" position can be a suitable CEO replacement.
The paradigm change is as a result of no longer being evaluated and rewarded for carrying operating activities, all of which will be seen as a liability or the comfort zone. Executive interventions should only be focused on having the right people at the right place at the right time, while coaching them to help them perform at their best.