March 2011 Reach Personal Branding Teleseminar Audio

microphone1March 2011 Reach Personal Branding Teleseminar Details

From Bud to Boss: Making a Successful Transition to Leadership

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011

**The Reach Personal Branding Interview Series was sponsored this month by The Academies**

From Bud to Boss: Making a Successful Transition to Leadership

Getting promoted within an organization can be a mega-boost to your career. But it can also bring difficulties when you are making the transition from individual contributor or team member to leader. Kevin Eikenberry and Guy Harris, co-authors of From Bud to Boss, maintain that you must tackle three transitions associated with the change to a leadership role.

On March 17, 2011 at noon EDT, William Arruda, founder of Reach Personal Branding, will be interviewing Kevin Eikenberry about these transitions, along with tips on how to achieve them.

In this interview, which will be recorded, you will learn:

  • What are the three transitions to successful leadership
  • Why is mastering these transitions so critical
  • What are the core skills of leadership
  • How to begin in your new leadership role
  • How to deal with resistance to change
  • What are some useful resources to support leaders

Kevin Eikenberry

BIO: Kevin Eikenberry

A best-selling author, speaker, consultant, leader, and coach, Kevin Eikenberry is Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group, a learning consulting company.

He is the creator of The Remarkable Leadership Learning System, a leadership development process focused on the 13 competencies of remarkable leaders.

Kevin’s philosophy in business and life is that every person and every organization has extraordinary potential.

Kevin has worked with Fortune 500 companies, small firms, universities, government agencies, hospitals, and more. Representative client organizations include the American Red Cross, A&W Canada, John Deere, Nexen, Purdue University, Sears Canada, Shell, Southwest Airlines, the U.S. Marine Corps., and the U.S. Mint.

Reach Interview Series Handout for March, 2011.

Download the interview here.

KEY TAKEAWAYS – Five Top Tips for Making a Transition to Leadership

  1. Recognize that you will experience three transitions. These transitions include a transition of relationship, a transition of role, and a transition of mindset.
  2. Decide to engage. Commit to having important conversations with your new peers and with those you are now supervising. You might convince yourself that there are more critical matters. Do not listen to that voice. Be proactive in initiating conversations and build relationships in your new context.
  3. Become an intentional learner. Develop a plan and dedicate yourself to the business of your professional development. The good news is that the skills you learn will apply to all parts of your life.
  4. Create a new mindset. Consciously change your perspective about your role within the organization. This is often the most neglected transition. It is a more subtle transition, but when recognized, it will bring the biggest jump in performance.
  5. Find a mentor or coach. Look for a mentor who has already developed the leadership mindset and learn from them. Engage a coach to work with you as you challenge yourself to think bigger and more positively.

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The March 2011 Reach Personal Branding Interview Series is sponsored by The Academies:

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