Kate started her journey in the development of the executive leadership framework at Cisco. This framework took the skills she thought leaders needed 10 years in the future, and built it into a training framework for the leaders they had now. She believes that skills can be taught, but the missing piece was coaching to ensure accountability and the behavior shift. Using this, and a masters in organizational leadership, she have coached leaders who work at large and small companies.
Managers are often promoted based on merit and skill, not because they’re great leaders. So a top salesperson who may be amazing at closing deals could also be a poor motivator and manager. Strong self-awareness is critical in leadership, as is understanding where you’re over-pivoting on your strengths. It’s a slippery slope from strength to weakness.4 April 2021
You can Google “personal values” and find a million results on how to do this. I find the easiest way to determine personal values is to walk through areas in my client’s life where there is friction. That friction comes from a value not being honored. Once we know where the values are, then we are able to really focus and make decisions around them.4 April 2021