Many executives are likely to blindly follow the expectations of others rather their own inner compass. The question you have to ask yourself before taken the next career step is this: do I really want this?
The higher you move up the corporate ladder, the more external confirmation you receive that you are doing things right. And you are receiving less honest and less candid feedback. But such feedback matters, because behaviors that may have been tolerated in your previous job could now seriously sabotage your new role and ultimately your career. Read about typical behaviors that you want to avoid in order to prevent derailment.
Leadership is synonymous with strength and courage, so what happens when you need help? Isn’t that a sign of weakness? The truth is: great leaders know that they can accomplish great things only with and through others, and they will make use of all the help they can get!
Driven by a pressure to create impressive results quickly, executives in transition often forget the people around them. But a leader without followers is just a man taking a walk. As people are the key to success in any business and any industry, read here how you can leverage your own impact as a leader by pulling your people with you right from the first day.
As a leader in a new role you are in the spotlight. Everyone is watching you to see how well the ‘promising talent’ is doing. Decision makers are anxious to prove that promoting you (and not the other guy) was the right choice. Your desire to create some ‘quick wins’ is understandable. But be careful not to drown in the quicksand you might create.
It’s not the obvious things that are likely to sabotage your new career, but the things you least expect or don’t know about. You may know what’s expected from you in your new executive role, but do you know what skills and competencies you need specifically to excel in your new job?
Trap #2 That Can Sabotage Your New Executive Career —The Silent Stakeholders Who Can Ruin Your Reputation
Newly promoted leaders I coach are usually very busy getting things done. Too busy to take the time to identify who their key stakeholders are. Not taking care of all your key stakeholders though can easily sabotage your new executive career…
Have you just been promoted to a new executive role? Whether you are in a new organization, promoted to a new leadership role or on expat assignment abroad, your promotion comes with hidden traps that can sabotage even the most experienced leader.
Read here how to overcome Trap #1 for Executives in Transition: What They Don’t Tell You in Your Executive Job Description
Executives and senior managers in new roles want to get results fast, and convince their bosses that they have made the right decision by promoting them and not the guy in the office next door. If you are transition