Is your job ‘ok’, but it does not truly fulfill you? Do you perform well, but you feel you are not fully utilizing your potential? Then, one reason could be that your job is not aligned with your core values and motivators in life. Understanding your core values can help you not only to find the ideal job, but also to develop yourself further and utilize your full leadership potential.
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!
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?
Are you leader who delivers great results but you still missed the last promotion? Maybe the reason is you are not hitting these goals that you didn’t even know exist.
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
To find a more rewarding work and a fulfilling life get clarity about your passion, find the matching skills, and see how what you do can create value for others.
Who gets promoted in your organization? The people who deliver the best performance or those who are perceived to deliver the best performance? Unfortunately just producing good results is not enough. When you want to advance in your career you also need to make sure that decision makers perceive you as a high performer. Read three essential self-marketing tips that will help you boost your career.