The Lonely CEO: Where do CEOs turn for feedback? Boards aren't high on the list.

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Whether it's racial tensions in a coffee shop or testimony before Congress about privacy, CEOs face a lot of pressure to make things right.

But where do CEOs typically turn to when they need honest feedback?

Not the boardroom.

A new study of 400 CEOs around the globe found that 38% turn to the board chairman of their companies for honest feedback, and only 28% turn to the board.

The report, titled The CEO: A Personal Reflection and put out by advisory firm Egon Zehnder's global, also found that:

Just over half--51 %--of respondents rely on their senior leadership team for feedback, which implies nearly half of them...

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