Learn how to transition from leading others to leading an organization. Get monthly tips to succeed in a new C-Suite role.
- According to a McKinsey study, nearly half of top executives say they weren't effective at earning support for their new ideas when they moved into C-suite roles. We must realize what got you here won't get you there. Leading the organization is way different than leading others, because it's all about creating an environment where people are inspired to bring their best to the team every day. I'm Jan Rutherford. I entered the U.S. Army at age 17 only weighing 114 pounds, and 18 months later became an Army Green Beret.
I'm a former CEO, author, consultant, and lead wilderness expeditions with executives and veterans all in an effort to help leaders and teams achieve heroic aspirations. In this monthly series, you're going to learn that leading an organization is about shaping your environment. The paradox is that leading the organization actually means leading less. It's about working the levers of structures, processes, and incentives to create an environment where people are inspired to provide a concentrated effort.
This is especially important now with demographic shifts and the war for talent, which is dependent on the C-suite. That's you now, getting culture right. Effective executives bring out the best in people. Nailing the transition from leading others to leading the organization will help you move faster on all elements of the transition to gain broad organizational support. Watch each month and interact with me and your peers to learn how to adapt to the realities of your new role.