trap executive transition hype

Trap #8 That Can Sabotage Your New Executive Career — Believing Your Own Hype

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.

Is Your Hamster Wheel Getting You Anywhere?

Are you busy being busy but still not getting the results you desire? Do you feel something is just not right? Then step of the hamster wheel for a moment and start to do things differently. Or to do different things.

Learn about the seven most common mistakes that individuals as well organizations make when it comes to tasks and people issues. Learn to avoid them to unleash your potential as great leader while maintaining a healthy balance.

Can people force you to drink alcohol if you don’t want to? Don’t say yes if you want to say no.

Do you feel you have to drink alcohol because of the expectations of other people? Drink when you don’t want to drink just because your job “requires” it or in order to get a feeling of belonging?

Stop wearing your social mask. Don’t compromise your health, and don’t say yes when you feel you should say no. Learn to say no with confidence!

The Four Agreements – Part 2: “Don’t Take Anything Personally!”

Have you been impeccable with your word? Yes? Fantastic. But it was so hard? Sure it was.

Here’s the second agreement for you, warrior: “Don’t take anything personally.”

Well, haven’t we heard that before? Isn’t it easily said, but so difficult to do? I can tell you, I can be quite emotional and short-tempered at times – oh, let me correct: I was emotional and short-tempered!

Once you truly get the point that “NOTHING other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves” you will understand that this is the key to equanimity. You only take something personally “when you agree with whatever was said.” So just don’t. Really don’t.

“Whatever other people think or feel, it is their problem, not your problem. If someone get’s mad at you they are dealing with themselves. You are just the excuse for them to get mad. They get mad because they are dealing with fear.”