Has your professional growth hit a ceiling…and you don’t even know it?
That’s the very question Michelle Vitus and Christy Tonge ask in their latest article for TLNT. Vitus and Tonge’s observation is right on point: “In the tech sector, as in other industries, many bright, competent professionals sail through their early careers, only to plateau a few years later due to under-developed and highly coachable soft skills like self-awareness, consensus-building and executive presence.”
Without those soft skills people are certainly capable of doing their work well, but rarely will they grow into their potential as the extraordinary leaders who will take their organizations to the next level. Grooming managers in preparation for them to rise into senior leadership roles is not only smart business sense, but it’s actually essential for the long-term survival of your company.
You can read Vitus and Tonge’s article here to learn more about the four areas they highlight as essential coaching goals: facilitating self-awareness, applying leadership theory to real-world application, improvements within a safe space, and pushing beyond comfort zones.
If the article prompts a few lightbulb moments about members of your team – or even yourself – give us a call. We have a program that can help: The Ascend Leadership Development program.
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Kris Cavanaugh Castro is the People Development Coach at Aepiphanni, the trusted advisor for business leaders who are seeking forward-thinking solutions to help them plan for and navigate through the challenges of business growth. Kris has over 25 years of coaching, training and mentoring leaders to greater success; and she periodically writes about leadership development and facilitates change management conversations.
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