"Dave has been our global ambassador on how to lead change...outstanding job with our leaders all over the world."
Teresa Posakony Microsoft
- Merrill Lynch
You are expected to do a lot as a leader.
You are expected to deliver results, be strategic, motivate staff, develop your people, and create accountability .
The problem of course is that your rarely have all the time and experience you need.
You have what it takes.
The good news is that you are not in your position because you know everything you need to know to succeed. You are in your position because you have what it takes to figure out how to succeed. You are in your role because people already believe you can solve the challenges in front of you.
You just need to focus on the right things.
The challenge in front of you is to let go of things that worked in the last job and start focusing on the things that will make you successful in this job. Your challenge is to make sure you are spending your time on the real issues, not just the busyness of the job.
Thrown beyond your experience
Let's face it, whether you are the CEO, the middle manager, or a new supervisor, leadership requires a lot of "intelligent winging it." The reason your company needs you is because leadership problems have to be solved by intelligent people using the best information they've got.
The challenge is to focus on the right things at the right time. Please share your story of what it is like to be thrown beyond your experience. Email me and tell me what it is like being in over your head,
How Great Leaders Succeed
Beyond their Experience
By Dave Jennings
Available in bookstores and on the internet June 2008
“Catapulted provides powerful leadership principles that can be read and reread. Jennings’ easy-to-read approach is both engaging and practical.”
Stephen R. Covey
Author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People