Increased collaboration creates buzz throughout the organization about you. Over time, people will be talking about you in a good way when you are not around. With whom should you be collaborating? If you were to create a list of thought partners, who would be included?
A lot of people do not realize that many organizations consider resilience a core competency of leadership. You cannot demonstrate resilience without experiencing failure. The courage to fail grows out of your willingness to be vulnerable.
When it comes to your career, it is about "who knows you." Take advantage of opportunities to cultivate relationships with peers, colleagues and senior leaders. You can learn a lot (and share a lot) about someone (and yourself) in the time it takes to walk to the cafeteria to grab a cup of coffee and [...]
The more exposure people have to different aspects of your personality, the more they will understand you. In the absence of information, people will create their own stories. It is hard as hell to deconstruct an inaccurate perception. Manage perceptions by freely sharing who you are... with boundaries.
The day my leader informed me that her boss thought I was incompetent felt like a gut punch. My heart leaped from my chest to my throat and anguish flooded my body. I do not remember anything beyond her comment. As I walked out of the meeting room, flashbacks of my 27-year career...washed over me [...]
Combine the One & Done Coaching Experience with an Emotional Intelligence assessment for leaders for a 2.5-hour session with Dr. Kym. This conversation will relate your ability to influence, collaborate, motivate, and lead to your EI strengths and opportunities. At the end of your One & Done you will have a plan for using your Emotional Intelligence to strengthen [...]
The executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles conducted interviews to explore the trends of C-level success. One consistent finding across C-level roles surfaced. Once people reach the C-suite, technical and functional expertise matters less than leadership skills and a strong grasp of business fundamentals. Members of senior management are expected not only to support the [...]
A final component in the McKinsey report on successful C-level transitions dealt with self-management. Just over half of the executives in the study reported they spent too little time preparing for the personal demands and their own readiness in the new positions. The executives with the most successful transitions, however, spent more time than others [...]
One aspect of the McKinsey study that explored successful transitions into the C-suite looked at culture. It is an aspect of the transition process that can pose a challenge. Many executives believed they did not have accurate ways to measure or even describe it. This was especially true for external hires. Forty-two percent of the participating [...]
C-level executives in the McKinsey study on the successful transition to the C-suite acknowledge they did not have all the answers when they began their new positions. Most executives in the study said they relied on the input of their direct reports when determining solutions to the strategic problems they faced at the beginning of [...]