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I’ve been thinking about "next level leadership."
In a recent Executive Women’s Roundtable session, the topic of next level leadership came up.
Later, I pondered the question “What does next level leadership mean?” It obviously caught the attention of the Director and VP level women that afternoon.
I think we are always wondering what our next step is on our leadership journey. Sometimes it is a question in the back of our mind. Other times it becomes a question that is front and center.
For my coaching clients, next level leadership becomes front and center at three specific times:
1. When they have been recently hired or promoted into a new role.
2. When they are in transition after a layoff.
3. When they have been successful in roles they were tapped on the shoulder for, and are now wondering what do I REALLY want?
When I think about next level leadership, I know that the energy and passion for it takes a nose dive, if I believe there is a right way, or prescribed way I’m supposed to be when at my next level.
When I ask the questions:
• What do I want to be when leading at my next level?
• What does next level leadership mean to me?
• How can I make a difference that matters to me as a next level leader?
Then my curiosity kicks in.
My energy goes up and I get that sweet feeling of wonder and excitement in my bones. It becomes a process of discovery and connection to what I want to do with my strengths, talents, experience and passion.
I think connecting to all of those wonders ignites next level leaders with the desire to make a clear difference and bring the passion our world now needs in its leaders.
This is probably why I love coaching, especially women leaders to get to their next level. It’s all about their discovery of who they are now, what they love to do, how they want to contribute and the creation of a next level role they will love.
I’ve seen leaders get there and it’s a marvelous thing, not only for the leaders themselves but also for the people they lead and love.
I’m curious, what does next level leadership mean to you?
Until next time,
P.S. If you’d like to know how to get to your next level of leadership with passion and excitement, schedule a call with me. I’d love to show you the way!
Rita@Wiseleader.net or 612-598-6614.
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