Fast Friday with Chris von Baeyer of the Ariel Group

Posted May 28, 2010 in Career Management, Latest News & Insights

The Executive Roundtable is a platform that facilitates experience sharing between leaders.  It’s powerful to talk to others who know what it’s like to walk in your shoes and hear from their lessons and experience.  We also enjoy hearing from leadership consultants, coaches and authors who spend countless hours teaching and training leaders.  Chris von Baeyer is a professional actor, consultant and presence coach with The Ariel Group.  On a sunny Toronto patio he gave me a great quote for today’s Fast Friday installment…

“There’s a paradoxical reality that the higher you go in your career or organization, the less you are called upon for the skills you were originally hired to do.”

How true!  The question to ask yourself as you rise through the ranks is “what do I need to be able to do right now?” As Marshall Goldsmith rightly asserts in his book “What got you here, won’t get you there”, moving through increased leadership scope and complexity will require different skills and behaviours.  Unfortunately, people don’t usually give you that memo as you take on the new responsibilities.

Don’t wait until it’s too late.  Be proactive about readying yourself for your next big move.  Targeted development like coaching and mentoring can give fast-trackers like you access to the skills you need now.  Visit our website and then call to book a complimentary pathfinder session to help you determine what might be right for your career.

Happy leading!


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