As a senior executive, have you ever heard a colleague talk openly about how their self-doubt may be impacting their performance? The C-suite is not exactly the place for that kind of conversation. C-level leaders are working under heavy expectations. Meanwhile, your peers are competing with you for resources. And your multiple stakeholders are expecting you to produce results. Even if you have doubts, you’re… Continue reading
As a leader, have you ever felt like a racecar driver heading into the last lap of a Grand Prix race? Everything’s happening at breakneck speed and even the slightest miscalculation in your performance can have disastrous results.
A Grand Prix only lasts a weekend. But, as an executive, you live in a high pressure, fast-paced environment all the time. You have proven your ability… Continue reading
There’s a myth out there, even with Senior Executive leaders, that if you just produce results and hit your objectives; that will be enough. So you keep working harder and harder. Your goal becomes to produce more results more quickly. You say, “If only I canmakemore sales, have my team complete more projects earlier, answer more of these emails, then I’ll continue to be successful.”… Continue reading
During a recent coaching session with an executive leader, I heard something that many leaders struggle with at one time or another in their careers. My client said to me, “I’m afraid that any day someone is going to discover that I don’t know what I’m doing.”
This is classic Imposter Syndrome at work. I hear this often, especially when a senior executive is leading… Continue reading
If you are in the C-Suite, a Vice President, or a Director level executive, then you know that the game at the top of the house has gotten a lot tougher. The marketplace is volatile—peers change, bosses change, customers change. You need to be able to adapt to these rapid changes, and build relationships and alliances quickly to get things done. There’s pressure to make… Continue reading