Cincinnati is the home to some extremely well managed companies including Proctor and Gamble, Kroger, Federated, American Financial, Western Southern Life Insurance, and General Electric. All of these companies are known for steady growth and performance, consistent return to shareholders, and stable employee bases.
We coach executives and senior managers at many of these companies. Surprisingly, we often find a deep sense of dissatisfaction among their managers and a clear absence of many fundamental management skills. We do NOT believe that these conditions are unknown to the executive teams of these companies. To the contrary, that is why they are making investments in talent management and executive coaches. But the fact that they are considered among the best run corporations in the world, and still struggle with these key talent management issues demonstrates the critical need for proactive talent management and executive coaching.