Are You Paying Attention to the Other Stakeholders?

Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach| Are You Paying Attention to the Other Stakeholders?

Have you ever been driving down the freeway and someone cut right in front of you and you thought, “Oh my God, did they even see me? Do they even realize that I’m here?”

When we first start to learn to drive, our main focus is on not hitting anybody or anything. But once you have some experience, then you start paying attention to all the other drivers on the road and what the context is around you.

While you are busy driving your project forward are you also paying attention to the stakeholders along the way? If not, this week’s challenge is for you. Pick a project you are working on, make a list of all the stakeholders and next to their names, list their priorities and how they would define the success of this project. If you don’t know what their priorities are, then it’s time to check in with them and discuss it.

Watch the video to learn more about looking out for the other stakeholders and why their vision of success may not be the same as yours.

Jo Ilfeld, PhD

An executive leadership coach, Jo helps C-suite leaders, executives, and high-potential managers develop the flexibility, skill, and frame of mind to meet the challenges of the next five, ten, twenty years…. and beyond. She works with individuals, teams and organizations on four core areas of leadership development. Check out Jo's bio page for more information.

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