A lot of people get into leadership roles by accident.
Someone excels as an individual contributor and then is offered the opportunity to lead the team.
What happens when the star performer takes over the team?
It can be an incredible move and produce amazing results.
Or, it can end in failure with relationships destroyed.
What's the difference between these two outcomes?
The difference comes down to leadership skills.
Leadership skills are not something you are born with, despite what some may think.
They are skills that are learned and developed over time.
In this episode, best-selling author and leadership coach Nils Vinje speaks with Sarah E. Brown, Vice President of Marketing at Sastrify and author of Lead Upwards about leadership roles, coaching, ownership, and much, much, more.
In this episode...
0:20 - Sarah's background - Sarah explains her role at Sastrify.
2:50 - "Lead Upwards" - Who is Sarah's book for?
4:25 - Sarah's first executive role - What inspired Sarah to hire an executive coach?
8:18 - Fast tracking your leadership development - Sarah shares advice on how to accelerate your leadership career.
18:06 - Expanding access to leadership training - Sarah unpacks how organizations can benefit from giving leadership training to more individual contributors.
22:24 - Putting people first - Most organizations champion people first but don't actually invest in them. Sarah shares her thoughts on that.
24:54 - Investing in your own leadership skills - How much of investing is on you versus your organization?
31:23 - Taking control of your life - How big of a role does the mindset of being the CEO of your career really play?
This episode was brought to you by B2B Leaders Academy