Duration: 1 hour
If you are like many managers, you want to advance — to take on more responsibility at a higher level in your organization. Personal rewards and the opportunity to achieve greater organizational results are strong inducements. But advancing can be tricky, even for very successful managers. The most effective way to do it is to gain a broad organizational perspective that allows you to see beyond your own functional area and to understand how other areas interrelate and support the organization.
Broadening your organizational perspective is not a quick-fix activity. It requires reflection, judgment, planning, and time. But you can quickly gain an understanding of what is required that can eventually take you where you want to go.
In this session, you will learn about:
- The challenges of advancement
- The organizational and personal forces that hold you back
- What helps you to advance
- Assessing your own situation and your opportunities for development
Ellen Van Velsor has nearly 30 years of experience in the leadership development field, and has held a variety of roles at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®), including research associate, project manager, senior research scientist, director of product development, research group director and senior fellow. Ellen has co-designed and trained various leadership programs, and has provided feedback and coaching to both individuals and teams. She has published extensively and serves as an executive coach, keynote speaker, author, workshop designer and facilitator.