To move up in most companies, the ones who succeed are typically fast learners, with self confidence, a great work ethic, good mentors and the willingness to take roles that will fill skill gaps. After “making it”, it becomes about hiring the right leaders and inspiring them to move beyond what they believe they can accomplish.
Servant leadership and building those around you benefits everyone involved, but the higher you go, the more difficult it can be to find your own inspiration. If this resonates with you, now is the time to solicit members for a “liquid network”. Change agents like Ben Franklin, Richard Branson, and Jack Welch created circles of people that they trusted, away from their normal workplace, to test ideas, laugh about their missteps and opine on new directions.
- Who do you respect and trust?
- Who thinks differently than you?
- Who energizes your creative thoughts and provides honest feedback?
Schedule that lunch !