There are three common reasons people typically get promoted:
- They exceed expectations at their current position
- They have been with the same organization for a long time; know the culture, goals, leaders
- They fail upward. Their manager wants them off their team, so they promote them to a different department. (This happens more often than you think.)
The one thing missing from each of these scenarios is that while a person may be great at their current position, or know the corporate culture well, that does not mean they are prepared to lead.
Too often, employees rise to the top without knowing how to adequately share vision, engage a team or inspire innovation and performance. This results in an overwhelmed, ill-equipped executive who then likely operates from a fear-based management style.
When an overwhelmed, ill-equipped executive is in a position of leading a team, they most likely:
- Create employee turnover
- Quickly blame others
- Withhold information
- Rarely show appreciation for the team
- Are easily defensive
- Play favorites
Does this sound familiar within your organization? Does this sound like someone you’ve worked for in the past? Is this who you want to depend on to achieve organizational business goals?
The good news is an employee can learn to lead. For more than two decades, I have worked with hundreds of executives who have gone from surviving to thriving. I have cracked the code to creating an intentional atmosphere of engagement that creates the space for performance and growth.
If you or your organization is feeling “stuck”, burnt out, or not meeting mission-critical business goals, JKC Coaching and Consulting can change that.
Our consultations are held in strict confidence. Together we partner with you to create and execute custom-tailored roadmaps to drive bottom-line financials, innovation, engagement, profitability and employee retention.
It’s never too late to turn things around. We are ready to partner with you to get the results you never thought possible. Are you ready to take the next step?