Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader
For the many successful managers who have built their career on technical expertise or operational excellence, moving into a bigger leadership role can be daunting experience. All too often, they remain stuck in outdated mindsets and modes of operating, even after others recognize their need for change. At these subtle inflection points, aspiring leaders must:
- redefine their jobs so that they can make more strategic contributions
- diversify their networks so that they connect to and learn from a bigger range of stakeholders, and,
- become more playful with their sense of self so that they can grow beyond outdated leadership styles and preferred ways of contributing.
Defying standard leadership development guidance, which encourages deep self-reflection into strengths and weaknesses, Professor Ibarra will show that the most effective way to step up to leadership is by increasing “outsight:” through action, not analysis, and by learning from experience, not introspection. She will identify the steps and levers for changing from the outside in, providing practical advice on how to act like a leader in order to start thinking like one.