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  • Share the program by looking at four questions about leadership and building your leadership
  • Transitions are a big reason derailment surfaces.Look at a career as the progression of 3 needed skillsets.Importance changes over time – especially in transiton.
  • Examples of three shiftsWhat is expected to performWhat makes a difference to advanceQuestion: Which ones do you role demand now? What is less important now and more so later?
  • Think of it as a transition.Question: what transitions have you experienced or see where different skills sets mattered?Mine: from course designer to coach to strategist
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    • 1. The challenges of TRANSITION “They either failed to grow as they changed jobs or failed to adjust as everything changed around them.” As I’ve observed leaders succeed or fail, the ability to skillfully navigate a transition By Kevin D. Wilde In role, organization or circumstances runwilde98@yahoo.com becomes a critical differentiator. © 2013 1
    • 2. Transitions happen as a you progress in a career. Theimportance of three job expectations shift: lesstech, more leadership and better manager-ship. Leadership Technical/Functional (Vision, Strategy) (Personal Expertise) Managerial (Set Objectives, Coach, Devel op) Professional Manager Executive
    • 3. More detailed view of transition expectations Professional Manager Executive “Gets Stuff Done” “Gets the Right Stuff “Builds Vision, Strategy & Org Done – Through Others” to Achieve Results” • Results/Action • Managing & Measuring • Strategic Agility Oriented • Translating Strategy • ManagePerformance • Teamwork into Plans Vision/Purpose • Functional/Tech • Coach & Develop • Leadership Skills Others Credibility/Impact • Problem Solving • Building Teams • Organization • Planning & Org • Judgment Agility/Savvy • Dealing w/Ambiguity • Creativity – Idea • Broad Perspective • Managing Through Generation • Personal Courage SystemsDifferentiators • Maturity • Organizational Agility • Sizing up People • Influence Skills • Personal Learning • Intellectual Horsepower
    • 4. Most leaders get trapped in theshift of expectations mid-career.
    • 5. Lack of self awareness – personal preferences in change and impact on others Lack of learning mindset – willing to reach for new skills, knowledge and approach Lack of support – people support (boss, peers, reports) and other resources Lack of personal practices – resiliency, startup routineur Transition Dangers
    • 6. Invest in more self awareness – personal preferences in change and impact on others … get feedback. Practice learning mindset – willing to reach for new skills, knowledge and approach … keep learning vs. relying on old ways. Solicit support – people support (boss, peers, reports) and other resources … reach out for help in transitions. Build strong personal practices – resiliency, role startup routineSo Continue to Build Skills and Routines