Shift 2 Continued: Drive Strategic Vision (Part 3)

In our last two posts, we began to explore the second mindset shift that leaders need to make to successfully navigate the transition into senior leadership. It’s a shift from a Problem Orientation to an Outcome Orientation.

Shift 2 Continued: Why Peer Relationships are More Important Than Direct Reports (Part 2)

In our last post, we began to explore the second mindset shift that leaders need to make to successfully navigate the transition into senior leadership. It’s a shift from a problem orientation to an outcome orientation.

The three components to actually making this shift are (1) cross-organizational advocacy, (2) driving strategic vision, and (3) building people capacity. We’ll explore the first component in this post.

Leadership Self-awareness

“It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never

able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.

This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good heart whatever they might have to say.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

Coaching Your High Potential People (A Players)

Audrey works as a software engineer in a fast growing technology company in Denver. She’s young, smart, and a rising star on her team. She’s got a great attitude that is equally matched with performance. You might call her a “high potential” team member or even an “A” player.

Assess Performance, Then Coach

assess your people, then provide leadership coachingDo you want to make your coaching efforts more effective? If so, you'll need to be able to measurably assess your people.

How to Structure Your 1-1 Coaching Sessions

As we wind down the year and look toward the next, there isn't a better time to step up and engage more effectively with your people. One the simplest and most overlooked tools that leaders have to enhance their coaching is the 1-1 Coaching Session. 

Make Your Meetings More Effective - Half-time Adjustment

make meetings more effectiveDo you want to make your meetings more effective? Here's a simple tool to help you out. 

I call it the "half-time adjustment." Conduct the following process about 1/3 or 1/2 of the way into your meeting: 

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