Our own Christine Tao led a Redpoint Ventures panel called Building Your Strategic Leadership Muscle, where HR experts explored the crucial role of Chief People Officers in modern business settings.
What got you promoted, won’t help you now. Blame disruptive cloud technologies stoking the fastest-ever pace of business change. Better yet, unite that technology with executive coaching designed to meet astonishingly high organizational expectations.
I often think of promoting an employee to a new executive or managerial position as what it’s like teaching someone how to drive. The driving student might have spent years as a passenger, watching others effortlessly navigate long distances and suspecting driving wasn’t hard.
Soft skills have always been critical to leadership success, but in a modern digital work environment, new managers must recalibrate.
Maybe you have just been promoted to a new position and you don’t want to make a mistake in your first 90 days. Maybe you have a Board to report to and they haven’t yet delivered a clear picture of success. Maybe the stakes are higher than ever so you subconsciously stick to the territory you know.
My coach asked me powerful questions, waited to hear what I thought the solutions was, then dared me to go out and do that thing, even if it had never been done before. When I shared with her that I had a fear of public speaking and standing in front of the room, she forced me to grow and take responsibility for my own experiment to get over my fear, trying out different tactics until I landed on something that worked.
What is radical about resourcing yourself first? Radical self-resourcing demands that you relentlessly do what it takes to ensure that you are showing up at your best – be it rested, calm, creative, flexible, brave – in order to be the best leader you can be in every situation.
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