It’s Day Sixteen of my Twenty-One Tools post series! Today, you can download the Next Level Group Discussion Guide by Scott Eblin
Much of the executive coaching work that I do involves helping people move to the next level. Whether my client is a front-line employee who wants to shift into a supervisory role, a Director whose sight is set on the C-suite, or a leader needing to ramp up performance on a critical deliverable, they ultimately have the same question. How do I get there?
It’s not uncommon for them to be thinking only of the various strategic steps that they need to take. What projects should I work on to give me exposure? What connections do I need to make? What size budgets will prove my capability? What needs to be on my CV or in my portfolio? What benchmarks and stretch goals do I need to set? How do I measure results?
Seldom do they think of the less concrete aspects. Who do I want to be as a leader? What attitudes, attributes and actions are needed at the next level? How can we work as a team to meet this year’s strategic objectives? These are important questions as well.
Today’s download is from Scott Eblin, author of the book The Next Level – What Insiders Know About Executive Success. Some of you may know him from his earlier book Overworked and Overwhelmed. Scott works with leaders who are poised to take their careers, projects and organizations to the next level.
The Next Level Group Discussion guide is a tool for facilitators. Using the exercises included, leaders can help themselves and their colleagues make the changes needed to succeed when new results are expected. It will help leaders and their groups develop insights and action steps to do that. Here is an excerpt:
The Next Level identifies nine sets of key behaviors and beliefs that executives need to pick up and let go of in order to succeed. And, while it’s important to learn, practice, and adapt these principles, remember that big progress comes from small steps. We don’t need to put undue pressure on ourselves to do too many things at once. Each session of this workshop will focus on one of the key “pick up and let go” distinctions from The Next Level. Between sessions, you’ll be given an action step to take each week that moves you closer to your goal. The “Your Next Step” exercises will allow you to practice and apply each “pick up” behavior in the context of your real-world work environment.
Benefits: The Next Level Group Discussion Guide
- Thought provoking questions you can ask your clients to help them make the most of their next level opportunities
- Worksheets and frameworks to help your clients build the behaviors of leadership presence
- A roadmap for leading group conversations on shared leadership development opportunities
Register for WBECS 2018. It starts on September 6th. I’ve selected the Executive Speed Pass so that I can have access to the slides, recordings and transcripts too. Come join me!
Remember, this is not the only post with a downloadable professional development tool from WBECS 2018. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled. I’ll be posting 21 tools in 21 days. Enjoy!
Author: Cathy Shaughnessy
Cathy Shaughnessy is a PRISM award winning ICF Master Certified Coach and author of the book series The Really Competent Coach. Cathy coaches senior leaders, mentors credentialed coaches, trains fledgling coaches and helps organizations build strong coaching cultures.
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