After being promoted to partner with one of the most successful consulting firms on the planet, I was transferred to a new office with a unique set of circumstances and expectations. I was unable to adjust and I failed.
It took two or three more tries before I would taste success. With each experience I learned more about how to adapt and draw upon a fresh set of skills. Each time I had to learn that the skills that got me there were not the same skills that would help me succeed in a foreign environment.
Once I learned to trust my instincts, take risks, and follow my heart, success came in waves. I found my groove and ultimately was responsible for delivering over $250 million in services revenue. With each unique opportunity came new challenges, politics, culture, and pace. I learned that I could not succeed on my own. I had to develop leaders who bought into our vision and could inspire the teams we needed to grow our practices.
Are you prepared for the challenges you will face with your next promotion? Are you equipped with the skills you need to step up your game and deal with a whole new set of demands and politics?
Can you detach yourself from the person you used to be to meet and exceed expectations in your new position or assignment? Most importantly, do you have the experience and patience to develop the leaders you need to deliver the results you have committed to?
My 30+ years of experience in leading teams and organizations to deliver results on 4 continents enables me to effectively blend pragmatic operational advice with proven strategies to help you become the leader you need to be.
My book, “A Garage Full of Ferraris”, highlights the aspects of leadership that drove my success and the successes of 15 former colleagues, friends and mentors. My programs are designed to accelerate the development of leaders in your organization.