You’ve made it to the Executive Suite.
Are you prepared to take your organization to the next level?
Reaching the executive level is a culmination of years of hard work and proven results. You’ve made a name for yourself because of your ability to lead your department in achieving its goals. However, as you step into the executive role you will soon realize that the challenges and pressures are quite different than what you’ve experienced in the past.
Research has shown that up to 40% of new managers & executives fail within the first 18 months!
Success as an executive requires a different set of skills. You need to maintain a sense of what is happening in the day-to-day operations while letting go of the desire to become intimately involved with all of the details. Rather, your time should be spent in preparing the organization for future success through the creation of a vision, strategy, and succession planning.
“If you want to build a ship, don’t gather your people and ask them to provide wood, prepare tools, and assign tasks. Call them together and raise in their minds the longing for the endless sea.” --- Antoine De Saint-Exupery
As a new executive you may also feel as though you are being pulled in multiple directions. You’ve instantly become a visible representative of the organization to both internal and external stakeholders. With this level of visibility comes significant responsibility. Whether you realize it or not, people are observing your behavior and interpreting it as a statement about the culture of the organization.
“People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” --- John Maxwell
Finally, it can get quite lonely as an executive. The higher you go the more isolated you begin to feel. As your Executive Coach, I’ll serve as an unbiased sounding board. Through our partnership you will become clear about how to take intentional action towards the most critical priorities for your organization.
Contact me to schedule a free consultation and begin our partnership.
"The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it."