A high potential manager at a Fortune 50 company was promoted into a bigger management role in a completely new division. She had the dual challenge of adjusting to a new level of leadership and a new functional role.
The learning curve was steep and there were great demands on her time, particularly to attend meetings. She was stretched too thin and felt overwhelmed. She wasn’t keeping up and was worried about her contributions.
What we did
With our help, she discovered she was so involved in the details of her new position, she wasn’t as available as she needed to be. She collaborated and delegated more and that led to better time management. Building on her strengths, she established her leadership priorities—she was able to focus, and that meant taking the time to be fully prepared for important meetings and also finding the quiet time needed to formulate strategy. When she felt more confident, she began to command the room as the leader she was meant to be.
After she began to inhabit and own her new role, she was more confident and comfortable with herself. Her career path has been steady and swift ever since.
“I had the pleasure of working with Lawrence as I was transitioning to a new role within my company. His insights were invaluable. As my coach, he helped me get control of my work and manage through my expanded set of responsibilities. He was also instrumental in helping me to define and develop my individual leadership style. In our time together, I grew more confident in my abilities, and I am forever grateful for the time we worked together.”
United Airlines, Chicago