I was doing some one on one coaching for the QUT Executive Leaders program speaking about how to position ones self within an organisation in respect of career progression .
The analogy I used was where you find a vacuum around an issue there is an even greater opportunity to create a solution, show your leadership skills , build your reputation and grow your Tribe of supporters both within and external to the organisation. But you need to accept stepping out of your comfort zone, stretch yourself and risk failure. Problems are not always solved straight away. Leaders forge their skills in the school of hard knocks.
I challenged my mentor to volunteer to solve an issue her manager raised at a recent team meeting. As a result, if successful, she will fill a vacuum by solving a problem, grow her confidence and self-belief, and most importantly build her reputation. This will then allow her to continue to expand her role and career progression because she has been pro active and been seen to be so.
mbrannelly February 2nd, 2021
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