As a senior executive, have you ever felt like you were the captain of a space shuttle—in charge of a crew going where no one has gone before? Success depends on consistent superior execution. And high-risk adventures require leaders who can inspire people with a compelling vision, get them moving in the same direction, and develop their sense of ‘team’ so that they can work… Continue reading
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