Feel like you are on your own?
If you’re like most successful managers, you were, in the early stages of your career, given training in front-line supervision and plenty of guidance and support. As you moved up the ladder, the training opportunities became fewer and farther between and the sources of honest and candid feedback became scarcer. Now, as the manager of other managers, you are pretty much on your own. You are not yet in the senior-most ranks, so you are not eligible for the exclusive programs reserved for executives. You may have consulted with professionals, read books, attended seminars or classes to get advice, perspective or strategies on leadership. The outcome, though inspiring, is not always satisfying and typically only leads to incremental or short-term improvements.
As talented and accomplished as you are, you may find yourself asking, “How do I navigate the grey area? I don’t participate in setting company direction or developing strategy. I am not supposed to do the technical work and I no longer give direction to individual contributors who touch the product or the customer. Where and how do I add value?”
Do you ask yourself, “How do I:
- hold mangers accountable for managerial work?
- set stretch goals that allow room for growth, but don’t cause failure?
- ensure that you are selecting and training the most capable front-line managers, and not just clones of yourself because it’s comfortable?”
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Suffering, sacrificing, working hard, but getting nowhere?
Are you tired of acting out of fear or habit instead of your own vision and values?
Do you often take the path of least resistance because you don’t think you have the courage to blaze your own trail?
Do you worry that you don’t have what it takes to get the results required?
Do you want more joy and ease in your life?
Do one or more of these concerns sound like you? You are not the only manager who feels this way. And you are not alone.
Even if you are not in management, are you yearning to be the best version of yourself?
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