How often do we hear or read about successful people who realize, later in their career, that it’s the journey, not the destination that matters most? It rings true, as most cliches do. It is certainly true with me, especially in the second half of my life. I am removing the clutter and focusing on what matters most, with a sense of urgency.
Unless we are totally lacking in self-awareness, most of us would admit to failing in a new role. What separates the people who keep getting promoted from the managers who seem to get sidelined?
It would be a mistake to assume that KC needed to be someone he was not in order to succeed in his new role. That was KC's fear. Through coaching, he figured out how to use his strengths while learning new skills.
Building a sustainable pipeline doesn't just entail recruiting, training, and giving raises so your executives don't jump ship. Rather, it touches on building a strong culture of talent across the entire company which requires inspired leadership from the top.