Episode 15- Most Leaders Misunderstand Advancement
The one great thing about being human is that we all have the ability to improve and change our life whenever we want. It doesn’t matter if you’re at your lowest low or if you are happy with the results you have achieved so far in life; it’s natural for you to want more. Don’t get me wrong on this; this is not a sign of greed, but rather a very healthy part of your human existence. However, did you know that most leaders misunderstand advancement? No matter how rewarding a promotion can be, there’s always that possibility it might signal the end of your career.
How? Take an NFL coach for the Tennessee Titans, for example. Their coach probably started off as a high school coach and fought his way up to eventually coach one of the biggest football teams in the US. Nonetheless, what would happen if he were to fail in his role and lose his job? Odds are, his next team would not be as big as the Tennessee Titans, so essentially a demotion.
All I’m saying is that it’s not wrong to go after promotions and career advancement, but you must be intentional about how you go about doing it. I believe the higher up you advance in your career, the closer you are to the bottom of the organizational pyramid. So, watch out!
Tune in to learn the real-life lessons about the real truth on career advancement and how we should be viewing advancement in today’s workplace.
What You’ll Learn:
[01:00] Why Most Leaders Misunderstand Advancement
[03:10] As Your Responsibilities Increase, Your Rights Decrease
[05:02] The Floor of Your Advancement is Based on Skill
[07:15] How People Move Up Their Highest Levels of Incompetence
[09:22] Understanding the Promotional Advancement Issue
[10:38] The Pros and Cons of Making it to The Top
[13:17] A Purposeless Life: Stop Operating on Autopilot
[14:37] Are You Operating on Autopilot?
[16:58] Why You Need to Find Meaning and Direction in Life
[20:18] How to Unlink Yourself From the Traumas of Today
[21:30] The Best Environment For Change
[23:48] The Three Steps Towards Intentional Advancement
[23:50] Step 1 – Check Your Motivation
[27:25] Step 2 – Check Your Skills
[31:18] Step 3 – Check Your Relational Skills
[35:10] Why Clarity is Such a Desirable Leadership Skill
[36:04] The Parable of the Talents and Its Application to Today’s Job Environment
[39:10] Why You Need to Fight to Become the Best Version of Yourself