The level of expectations of many younger people has risen hugely over the last 2 decades – as emerging leaders they want promotion early, followed by regular steps up the career ladder. And this is laudable and valuable to organisations because of the energy, drive and commitment that they demonstrate.
Yet the path to career advancement is beset with disappointments and failures and this happens too often because of the Peter principle – a recognition that success in one role does not necessarily lead to success in the next role without the necessary learning to develop the competence needed in that new role. In short, these transitions can be fraught with difficulty.
A significant percentage of my work is concerned with supporting what I call emerging leaders managing the transition to the next level. This involves:
- reviewing their strengths and how they apply them
- rethinking the role of a leader and what will make for success in the new role
- developing the ability to motivate, inspire and delegate to their teams
- growing their self-awareness and their understanding of how to build influence in the organisation
What does this involve and how will you know if you are getting the results you want?
How this works
The way we go to work depends on you to a large extent and what you want to address. You can chose to work face to face, by skype/facetime/phone or a combination of any of them. But typically I work with clients in the following manner:
- a short introductory meeting – to understand your context and goals. We discuss the coaching process and rules of confidentiality
- an extended meeting to evaluate the challenges you face, identify your strengths and define clear results you want to achieve with a clear plan to achieve this
- a monthly support calls/facetime between meetings
- ongoing support – Added value of phone and email support that an individual can tap into as required
- a final review meeting to assess the results achieved, ensure key learning points are well understood and to ensure you have a clear plan for the future