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.
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…