The One Thing For Growing Leaders

Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach | Big Picture | The One Thing For Growing Leaders

What is one of the most common things that people need to work on when they are newly promoted? 

Answer: you need to step out and get a bigger picture and widen your perspective.

If you have got a promotion, chances are it’s because you are great at taking a project from start to completion. You are great at looking at what is in front of you and following through. You can trust in yourself when it comes to these skills. 

However, as you move up it’s no longer about understanding what’s happening in your functional area, it’s about understanding how your work fits into the big company picture. You might be working on a project that’s of incredibly high priority to YOU and are thinking this is the key to your success. But if you look outward, you may notice that this project actually is a really low priority for the company overall.  

So how do you put your time and effort into the place that’s going to matter most to your organization? Watch the video for more.

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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