In the dynamic operating landscape today, there are four main reasons why Third Opinion advisory services are critical to leader development.
Leaders may lack the skill of advice taking, despite giving advice to others.
Leaders often receive a lot of advice and have no issue with giving lots of advice to others.
However, many are quite weak in taking advice due to lacking skills in receiving advice, or most advice are loaded with an agenda, laced with bias and an overload of data and information.
Leaders are not short of networks, company, and friends, but are often lonely at the top because of the lack of thinking partners.
Thinking partners needs a set of skill and
relationship that is unfettered, unbiased and unencumbered by politics, organizational power and vested interest. They need to have the domain expertise or can access the domain expertise needed to help leaders curate and choreograph discussions on critical and strategic issues needed at that point in time for the leader and the organization. This thinking partnership is what we provide at Third Opinion Partners.
There is an overload of information.
The data a leader receives, the information and knowledge derived from them need to be processed into usable insights and ultimately resulting in wise decisions made. This is where thinking partnership comes is
Risk of echo chambers - where leaders only hear what they want to hear.
Their teams, their organization, even their consultants get them what they want to hear. What often described as support for the leader, alignment of agenda and strategy may lead to the lack of diverse ways of thinking, leaders’ decisions not being challenged, then eventually bring suboptimal results.
To help leaders work through these challenges, Third Opinion Partners provide professional coaches and advisors who can help leaders to:
Shift from reactive to creative mindset - an inside-out way of experiencing the world based on creating our reality through tapping into our authentic selves, core passion and purpose.
Develop three distinct sets of habits: Habits of the Mind, Habits of Relationships, and Habits of Focus. These three disciplines help leaders work through the complexities of their challenges and make informed decisions.
Adopt a holistic approach by developing the leaders’ cognitive ability (Head), emotive self-awareness (Heart), and executive skills (Hands). This is necessary for leaders to meet the diﬀerent types of challenges within and outside the organization.