"Rome wasn't built in a day."
DAILY PRACTICE /01
Lead with my listening hat on.
This will help me to better understand my team and ensure everyone has a chance to contribute.
DAILY PRACTICE /02
Seek out informal leadership opportunities.
This will help me to better develop my management skills even without formal management opportunities.
DAILY PRACTICE /03
Tailor my message for the recipient.
This will help me to approach each situation with tact and respect for my audience.
According to my Caliper results, I display a strong natural aptitude towards leadership and can inspire others. However, I also have a strong sense of urgency and may tend to take over. When not tempered properly I may act more like a steamroller than a supporter when managing teams. Couple that with a simple lack of management experience and I have my work cut out for me.
One day, I hope to lead a department and contribute directly to the vision and mission of the organization. Rome wasn’t built in a day and I currently do not have a single direct report. As I aspire to rise to the executive level in my career, to become a professor and to inspire the next generation of women in business, I believe the first step on my path is to gain more leadership experience.
Throughout 2021, I am going to continue seeking out informal leadership opportunities and will consciously practice habits such as pausing to clarify the message, inviting questions and allotting time for everyone to speak.
While reviewing my assessment, I’d told the Client Advisor that it seemed like I may need to be aware of myself and soften my approach as a leader. She replied, as a woman in business, being naturally assertive and driven is something very positive. The key is more about tailoring vs. softening your approach to the audience.