Learn how to lead from the middle, when to engage your peers, and when to compete with them.
- To be promotable, you must master leading from the middle,…and there are three points to note.…First, know when to lead.…Don't go bossing people around…when you don't have the authority…just in the name of leading from the middle.…Leading from the middle means producing,…but it doesn't always mean directing.…You make sure everything happens,…but you're not the official one to lead.…Instead, you want to invite good behavior.…Now it's tempting to want to be the solo star,…especially if you're trying to get a promotion,…but you'll set yourself up for success…if you get others to help you.…
If you're aspiring to a leadership role,…demonstrating your skills now by rallying people…and inviting them to step up in a way…that empowers them is great for you.…You should also be personal.…Let people know why the project matters to you.…When you show why you care, it helps other people care too.…It opens the door for more engaging connection.…Let's take a look at a scenario.…In the video, pretend I have just gotten…out of a team meeting.…
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- List three good reasons to step down from a position.
- Name three behaviors that will help you get promoted.
- Explain how to demonstrate active listening.
- Recall an effective way to demonstrate leadership and promotability when speaking with subordinates.
- Identify a common mistake many people make when communicating with their boss.
- Determine the best way to formally ask for a promotion.