A CEO Christmas Wishlist

December 11, 2019
By Rowan Belchers

This is my wishlist for under your tree this Christmas – if Santa feels you’ve been good, that is.

  1.  A super-efficient Executive Assistant to instantly give you 20% more time.
  2. A 2020 outline of important events (Strategy offsite, Leadership development, Town Halls, result reviews, Family Day’s etc.) for your business, in the calendar before this year is over.
  3. One educationally focused overseas trip, with the intention of stretching yourself and your thinking.
  4. Deep connection with your Exco team that allows you to work into your shared purpose and the inter-relationships between you.
  5. A well-curated reading list, with only the 3 – 5 publications you trust making it into your inbox.
  6. An exceptional relationship with a coach/advisor/mentor/sounding board that gives you a place to engage with the really challenging questions about yourself and your work.
  7. One 2-hour slot per week out of the office, booked a year in advance, with the express purpose of creating distance between yourself and the business.
  8. The curiosity to inquire into the profound changes taking place across the global business landscape.
  9. The generosity to reach out into your broader community to integrate, help, be helped and learn.
  10.  Feeling nothing less than unadulterated joy for your work.

Happy Holidays!

Rowan Belchers

Rowan Belchers is the founder and CEO of Lockstep, a business leadership consultancy. Lockstep works with CEO’s, executive teams and future leaders across the African continent, partnering with clients who seek customised leadership solutions. Rowan is a highly respected advisor to CEOs with over two decades’ experience in guiding businesses and their leaders towards reaching their fullest potential. Rowan leads The CEO Project, a Lockstep initiative.
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