Leadership w/o Title – Success in the Gap

Want your career to advance?  Show leadership without the title.  If you live up to your current job description you have shown the leaders that they made the right decision.

If you step into the leadership gap, you show leaders what decision to make.

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To leaders, your success in the gap is:

  1. A proof of concept that bypasses hell
  2. A purchase with no need for a return policy
  3. An investment that out performs the market
  4. An insurance policy with no deductible

Not all leaders can envision your potential.  They need to see it right in front of them in order to decide. Why leave your career success up to their inability? Show them.

How can you do this without alienating teammates?

  1. Spot the teammates with energy – you will fuel each other.
  2. Spot the teammates with inertia – your energy frightens them.  They need safety before they walk into the gap with you.  Give them empathy before energy every time.

When you fill the gap, you fuel your future.

Yours in service,
Kate Nasser, The People-Skills Coach

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What gaps have you filled that led to success in your career? I would love to hear your story in the comments section below.


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3 Responses to “Leadership w/o Title – Success in the Gap”

  1. Andrea Tomaszewski says:

    This is a fantastic article on how to lead without having the actual title, and working with colleagues that have the same energy and drive that you do.

  2. Well said, Kate. You could write volumes on avoiding peer alienation. One other simple bullet: put them first. You can help them succeed too. They may be TGIF types, but you can still help them succeed. We use the empathy you mention to discover their goals and objectives. Once you understand that and demonstrate a willingness to help them, you build trust and you raise the bar for all involved.

    Great post. Thanks.

    • Kate Nasser says:

      Excellent addition Mike. And yes, I could write volumes about avoiding peer alienation. Struggled with keeping this post short and not go on with more details. Perhaps another post 🙂

      Thanks again. I always value your contributions.
      Kate

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