Would you like to learn a strategy on how to handle a conversation with emerging leaders who think they are ready for a promotion?
Do you know how to handle this situation when you know these emerging leaders don’t have the right skills for career advancement yet?
If so, you are in the right place.
The video below describes a tough conversation that my client had to create with one of her direct reports who is an emerging leader.
Enjoy the message and make sure and share your thoughts below.
Emerging Leaders Story Background
As a career coach, I recently spoke to Beth – HR Director who is experiencing this dilemma with Bruce. Bruce is a very capable manager who has much potential for growth. She called me because she didn’t know how to handle this emerging leader. She wanted to set him straight without stopping his desire to grow.
So Joyce, How did You Help Beth with her Emerging Leaders?
We discussed that we all have blind spots and at times we don’t realize how others see us. At times we think we are better than we really are and visa versa. Beth’s dilemma was that she needed to be direct and truthful while respecting his desire to grow. Bruce thought he was ready to become a Director when Beth knew he needed to sharpen his communication skills.
Beth was thrilled that we spoke because we practiced what she would say to Bruce.
Bruce, I don’t want to curb your desire for career development. I applaud you for this.
I do want to suggest taking a course on leadership to hone your communication skills.
You have great potential. Let’s discuss your next move in a few months after you take a few courses.
Bruce “got it.” Beth did a great job and was direct while being honorable to his desire to grow.
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Until next time,
Joyce Weiss, M.A., CSP
Career Coach and Communication Strategist
Have a great week.
Remember, YOU Get What YOU Tolerate!
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