June 12, 2021
In the final episode of Conversations about Promotion we bring together the top tips from all eleven interviewees and what a rich resource it is. Packed with a wealth of proven and actionable tips drawn from over 300 years of collected experience, there is plenty for anyone targeting their next promotion.
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May 25, 2021
In this episode Paul Gisby gives a summary of the excellent advice and wisdom passed on by the people interviewed for the season. Covering things like making yourself promotion ready, how to make a success of your promotion, key watchouts and the best piece of advice ever on the secret of successful promotion.
May 13, 2021
Even though she left the British Army nearly 22 years ago, Lisa Smith is still a big fan of the way the army teaches and develop leadership. The skills that she first picked up at Sandhurst and then honed over her nine years as a serving officer have served her well since leaving. And one other thing that has stayed with her, is her belief that if you are going for a promotion do it because it will lead to something really want to do.
May 7, 2021
Nowhere is promotion more delineated and integral to an organisation than in the armed forces, where the tradition and structures have deep routes. To get an insight into how promotion works in the military we spoke with former British Army officer Andy Stanley. Andy spent 21 years in the Education and Training Services branch, as it’s now called, of the British Army reaching the rank of major, before leaving to become a successful leadership behavioural coach and trainer. As Andy explains, the clarity and centrality of the promotion process for soldiers and officers has definite advantages. However, it also comes with the risk of potentially over-dominating how someone thinks about career planning, causing them to perhaps miss out on exciting and fulfilling opportunities because they don't tick the right boxes for promotion.
April 30, 2021
If Kirsten Campbell has learned anything in her career it’s not to limit your expectations of what you can achieve. In this episode Kirsten shares her experiences of promotion, from shoe shop assistant to noted leadership consultant and all without a degree. As a former manager said to her once “Don’t go through life waiting for permission.”
April 22, 2021
David was born in Trinidad. He is an IT professional in the finance sector. Several years ago he moved to the UK to further his career. By a number of measures David has had a successful career. Feedback from all directions has always been strongly positive and he was well paid, both in terms of base pay and performance bonuses. However, over time it became clear that one aspect of career success was eluding him. Promotion. And it's pretty clear why.
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April 16, 2021
THE KEYS TO PROMOTION – VISIBILITY AND GROWTH
Gisele Tavares is clear if a new role is not going to be a stretch why take it? In this episode, Gisele explains that growth is something she has pursued throughout her career. Combined with building networks, not being afraid to ask for help and silencing the doubting voices in her head it’s an approach that has served her well, taking her all the way to VP.
April 2, 2021
Like his colleagues, noted environmentalist and co-founder of Sound Matters, Mike Edwards, started out wanting to climb the academic ladder. Then he went into the Australian bush. And there his perspective on life and what success meant to him changed. Mike explains how getting close to the more-than-human world, learning about the aboriginal ways of connecting with the land, and becoming an accomplished didgeridoo player had a profound effect on his perception of what it means to him to be successful in one’s work.
Mike would not discourage others who are looking to get promoted, but he does have some suggestions for important questions they might ask themselves about their motivation. And he has a call to action for newly promoted leaders to use their new positions to challenge corporate norms for the greater good of the environment and the world as a whole.
March 26, 2021
Is it possible to be an effective leader of experts in a highly technical field when you are not an expert in that field yourself?
Karin Wingstrand thinks so and the evidence of her highly successful career leading experts in a number of disciplines concerned with drug development is proof. In this episode Karin to talks through her career as a leader of experts and shares advice distilled from her experiences.