As a training professional, you’re probably familiar with the concept of “making the business case for training.” I see one of my key roles in training and development as getting to the heart of the business objectives at hand. When I’m able to do that, I can then provide recommendations and ideas for training – or in some cases, other ways to accomplish the objectives.
Your overall leadership credibility is made up of many attributes, and one of them is visibility. Stepping into the spotlight can lead to earning that promotion, a key role in a project, or a high-stakes stretch assignment.
It was January 2007 when I put out my self-employed shingle. It was me, one project, and one client. Yes, one project and one client!
Now almost five years later, Impact Instruction Group is a company with multiple project teams and clients, and a diversified set of training services.
I get asked all the time how this evolved, and here’s what I share: I made a very important shift . . . from running solo into leading teams of many projects and people. With that shift I had to become a more skilled leader and communicator with my team. You might recognize yourself somewhere on this leadership continuum, whether you are still an individual contributor, a new manager, or a seasoned executive.
I’ll share with you some of the key skills that have helped me successfully travel the continuum.