Heather decided it was time to stop mucking around. She had been passed over for professional development and promotion and felt that people did not appreciate her work. She looked into why that was happening; that led to her clarifying her key strength for herself. She had a great ability to connect with people, listen to their concerns and build understanding. It came so easy to her that she underrated her value. Like most of us, if it is second nature to us, we are inclined to think, what’s the big deal.… Read more
As the only woman on the executive leadership team at the strategic offsite, Heather* was reluctant to risk speaking up. She asked the facilitator to present on her area of accountability rather than do it herself. It was a decision that she later deeply regretted. She was sick and tired of holding herself back. She wanted to build her confidence and break out of the protective bubble that she had created for herself.
Heather decided to take on a stretch objective to formulate a restructure of the business and present it to the executive leadership team.… Read more