Building a pipeline of high performing senior leaders is vital for any organization, particularly in an era dominated by major competitive pressure and historic demographic shifts. Making the shift from functional expert to a broader senior leader role is not easy. This transition can be filled with pitfalls, missteps and unanticipated challenges.
Managers face a difficult transition as they move from being the “expert doer” to becoming a high performing leader and generalist. Success requires trust, genuine relationships, and the ability to positively influence key stakeholders within an organization.
Senior Leader advancement can open many doors, but often involves a certain level of individual risk. During this time, executives grow and navigate unfamiliar territory, often without a clear roadmap or support. The right support can accelerate career and personal growth; however, a muddied game plan and ineffective execution can derail an otherwise successful career.
In the corporate world, where succession planning requires careful selection and significant investment, successful senior leadership transitions are critical to Company performance and individual career advancement.
Enter Advantaged Leadership
At Advantaged Leadership Coaching we support leaders in developing their roadmap for personal growth and success by:
- Assessing key strengths and capabilities
- Creating self-awareness and identifying potential blind spots
- Increasing leadership capacity and impact
- Building new skills to optimize cross- functional collaboration
- Developing action plans and execution strategies
As a senior leader your impact is seen less in what you do directly and more by what you accomplish through your leadership of others. This requires a unique mindset and development of new capabilities. At Advantaged Leadership, we work with you to discover important insights, which will drive high impact results.
The combination of greater trust, understanding and collaboration coupled with leveraged strengths and closed gaps represents a powerful “multiplier effect,” which high performance individuals and teams can use to catapult their collective performance to achieve top-tier performance.
Executive Coaching gave me an opportunity to analyze each goal, to explore numerous possibilities and potential outcomes from both action and inaction. Verbally thinking through the issues and possible solutions help sort through concurrent projects and problems which I wasn’t addressing with actionable strategies. The word empowerment comes to mind in describing what was most beneficial.
The process of articulating my thinking allowed me to identify specific areas of focus and strategies to support my success. The aspect of personal accountability was extremely helpful. Positive feedback helped me to look more closely and reflect on my practice in a structured setting giving me new insights into my work.
Dan’s coaching empowered me beyond anything I had imagined. Goals seem finite in comparison to my growth as a leader, and in turn the growth of my staff. From executive coaching, I’ve found that I had the answers most of the time. When I asked for help I found a wealth of knowledge from my executive coach.