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First Steps in Your New Leadership Role – Part 3

essential first steps for new leaders | BIGG SuccessOn The BIGG Success Show today, we wrap up our conversation with leadership expert
Kevin Eikenberry. Kevin is the author of Remarkable Leadership and co-author of
From Bud to Boss.

In Part 1 of this three-part discussion, Kevin talked about developing clear expectations and defining clear goals. In Part 2, we talked about the essential conversations you must have early in your new role.

In this show, you’ll hear:

  • what you should pause to do before fully engaging in your new role
  • the 24 hour rule
  • why humility is so essential
  • the origin of the term “humble”
  • how to handle the person who got passed over and now answers to you

Listen to Kevin talk with George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show Podcast (Runtime 8:55)


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If you’d like to learn more from Kevin, check out one or more of these upcoming workshops:

Bud to Boss
Network with other new leaders in this interactive, deep dive into the principles every new leaders needs to know.

Leadership Training Camp
Get the practical and actionable advice you need to create an impact in your life immediately.

Coaching Training Camp
Learn full-proof coaching techniques and discover your own secret sauce to be a great leader.

These are affiliate links. If you appreciate us bringing these opportunities your way, please use the promo code “BIGG” when you register Kevin knows we sent you his way.

 

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Success in Your New Leadership Role Part 1

Success in Your New Leadership Role Part 2

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First Steps in Your New Leadership Role – Part 2

essential first steps for new leaders | BIGG SuccessToday on The BIGG Success Show, we continue our discussion with Kevin Eikenberry. Kevin is a best-selling author and a leading authority on leadership.

Last time, we talked about the underlying skill of all effective leaders. Listen to this show to discover:

  • a critical thing you must learn from your new boss
  • how to understand your boss’ communication style
  • what to do if your boss isn’t communicative
  • how to address the changing relationship with your team members
  • how to interact with your new peers now that you are at a new level
  • how to avoid having a daunting to-do list

Click a player to hear Kevin talk with George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show Podcast! (Runtime 6:50)


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Please join us next time when Kevin discusses how to deal with the person who got passed over for the promotion and now answers to you.

Success in Your New Leadership Role Part 1

Success in Your New Leadership Role Part 3

To learn more from Kevin, check out one or more of these upcoming workshops:

Bud to Boss
Network with other new leaders in this interactive, deep dive into the principles every new leaders needs to know.

Leadership Training Camp
Get the practical and actionable advice you need to create an impact in your life immediately.

Coaching Training Camp
Learn full-proof coaching techniques and discover your own secret sauce to be a great leader.

We are affiliates of these programs. If you appreciate us bringing these opportunities your way, please use the promo code “BIGG” when you register Kevin knows we sent you his way.

 

Direct link to The Bigg Success Show audio file | podcast:
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First Steps in Your New Leadership Role – Part 1

essential first steps for new leaders | BIGG SuccessWe were to so happy to chat with Kevin Eikenberry on The BIGG Success Show again. Kevin is the Chief Potential Officer at his leadership and learning company, The Kevin Eikenberry Group.

As a speaker and best-selling author, Kevin is a thought leader on leadership today. His most recent book, From Bud to Boss, fills a gap by helping new leaders getting promoted from within the ranks.

We chatted with Kevin about the first steps a new leader should take. Listen to our discussion to hear:

  • the 5 places where you must develop clear expectations
  • what it means if no one is following
  • why you aren’t in charge just because you got the promotion
  • why you need to set clear goals
  • why you need two sets of goals
  • the underlying skill of highly effective leaders

Click a player to hear Kevin talk with George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show Podcast! (Runtime 6:45)


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Next time, Kevin shares how to communicate with your former teammates, your new team, and your boss. We hope you’ll join us!

First Steps in Your New Leadership Role – Part 2

If you’d like to learn more from Kevin, check out one or more of these upcoming workshops:

Bud to Boss
Network with other new leaders in this interactive, deep dive into the principles every new leaders needs to know.

Leadership Training Camp
Get the practical and actionable advice you need to create an impact in your life immediately.

Coaching Training Camp
Learn full-proof coaching techniques and discover your own secret sauce to be a great leader.

We are affiliates of these programs. If you appreciate us bringing these opportunities your way, please use the promo code “BIGG” when you register so Kevin knows we sent you his way.

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Why Your Boss Holds You Back – Part 2

what to do if the boss holds you back | BIGG SuccessToday, we’ll wrap up our mini-series on why your boss holds you back. Last time, we talked about the secret motivation of your boss.

It’s the reason why – in spite of all the hard work you do, in spite of the results you deliver – your boss doesn’t want you to get promoted.

Simply stated, he or she has a vested interest in keeping you right where you’re at.

So what can you do about it? What are your options?

We’ll share three of them today.

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Go for it anyway

Tell your boss you understand the concerns. But you want to be sure you’re ready when the right opportunity does present itself. You’d like to practice interviewing.

Even that may not get the job done.

So let’s assume the opportunity is out-of-town. If need be, and if you feel really strongly about your fit with this particular opportunity, offer to pay for the trip yourself. Take an extra few days and call it a mini-vacation.

We have a friend who did exactly this. He got his boss to set up the interview. He didn’t go to practice. He went to get the job.

And he did! You can do it too!

Jump ship

You may not be able to get a better gig with your current employer. But if you’re feeling like you’re hitting your head on a ceiling, start looking for a place with a higher ceiling!

Expand your outlook to other companies.

Reach out to select individuals in your network.
None of them will likely be the person who gives you a job.
But one of them is likely to know someone who might.

When you chat with them, just let them know that you’re quietly exploring your options. You’re doing great where you are. You love the place.

But you’re ready for a bigger challenge and it doesn’t seem forthcoming where you’re at.

Strike out on your own

The best way to have a boss who never holds you back is to be your own boss. But be ready – this boss may be your toughest task master!

Before you launch, be sure you’re ready for the rigors of entrepreneurship. It may pay to spend a little time preparing before you give up the day job.

And don’t think it has to be an all-or-nothing proposition. If you have enough energy to take on a job with more responsibility, you should have enough energy to start a part-time business.

You can build it part-time until your free cash flow replaces your current job.
Then you can launch full-time and let the sky be your limit. Now that’s BIGG success!

If you have more questions than answers about being your own boss, maybe we can help.

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Why Your Boss Holds You Back – Part 1

getting held back by your boss | BIGG SuccessWe want to talk today to really good employees. If you’re truly not one – if you know you slack off, if you’re one of the average and ordinary – today’s conversation isn’t for you.

For all you BIGG goal-getters, we’re going to talk about something today that you may have already faced.

If you haven’t experienced it yet, you will. It’s only a matter of time.

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You work hard. Much harder than most. You get there early. You stay late. You do your homework.

But it’s not just the time you put in.

You deliver results time after time. Your boss knows you’re his or her go-to guy or gal.

You get the hardest projects, the ones that are most critical to your organization’s success.

And you always come through.

Your boss notices. You get some credit for what you’ve done. You may even get a spiff or a small raise.

Out of the blue, an opportunity arises within your company.

You think you’re perfectly suited for it. It would mean a BIGG increase in responsibility but you’re confident that you can handle the challenge.

You also like the increased pay. But most importantly, this new position would place you on track for your ultimate goal with the company.

You’re so excited.

You can’t wait to talk to your boss. You know he or she could grease the wheels.

They could definitely get you an interview. Then it would just be up to you to demonstrate how qualified you are.

But when you tell your boss, you’re surprised at the reaction.

You’re given a laundry list of reasons why it would be a bad move.
You’re not qualified.
It’s not the right fit for you right now.
Be patient. A better opportunity will come up down the road.

You leave the office confused.
You can feel it.
This is a good move.
You are qualified.

A simple truth about your boss

You need to understand a simple truth about your boss:
Your boss wants to hold you back.

Not because you haven’t earned the opportunity to take on more.
Not because you’re not qualified.
No, none of these are the reasons your boss isn’t willing to help you out.

The secret motivation of your boss

The real reason? It’s the secret motivation of your boss:
He or she is being rewarded for keeping you where you’re at.

The rewards may be monetary. He or she is being paid handsomely and you’re the star performer lining their pockets.

They may get a lot of credit for the work you’re doing. You make your boss look good to his or her boss. Without you, the results just won’t be the same.

In other words, you’re too valuable to let go.

Seems like a good thing, right? But you may be so valuable that your boss can’t let you go anywhere.

You can’t really blame your boss. While it may be small-minded, it certainly is logical from his or her point-of-view.

What can you do about it? What are your options?

We’ll share three suggestions on our next show. Please check back tomorrow.

In the meantime, how about sharing with us? Have you ever had a boss who held you back? What did you do?

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