Fast-rising high potentials are often the envy of their peers. They clearly are on track for larger roles, frequently assigned to interesting challenges, and receive noticeable investments of time and money in their development.
But for every advantage that exists, there often is an equivalent risk. Expectations are high, and the visibility is great. If a high potential executive lacks a clear vision, focuses on the wrong thing, fails to create followership, or merely makes a simple mistake, the career consequences can be unfortunate.
As a result, Significa clients who are fast-rising high potentials usually are considering a very specific set of questions, including:
Significa is a supportive guide in accelerating the development of its fast-rising high potential leaders. Rather than having to invest their own time in testing what works and what doesn’t work, clients can leverage Significa’s broad perspective on how high potentials rise to the top. And clients can select the degree of support that is the best fit for their circumstances, all the way from specific skill-building to in-depth coaching or hands-on support for compelling presentations.
Kathy’s insights on our company and senior leadership team were preternatural. I learned how to navigate our complex internal dynamics gracefully and successfully…while still remaining myself and acting with integrity.
If you have a make-or-break presentation to your management team or board, you can’t afford not to hire Significa. It gave me the edge I needed to win approval of a transformative strategic initiative, and was one of the best investments I’ve made to date in my career.
There were multiple internal and external candidates for the CEO slot. How could I ensure that I made my best case to the board that they should select me? A trusted advisor recommended that I retain Significa. Within three months of working with Kathy, I went from being merely one of many possibilities to being the top candidate…..and I ultimately became CEO. Not only did Kathy help me better understand what boards want and how to position myself; she also helped me be a better leader and CEO. I highly recommend Significa if you aspire to senior level roles.
Kathy’s ability to read a situation and manage it skillfully……and to help you grow your own ability to do that…..is amazing! I became a better and more accomplished leader.
I’m not a political person, but on the other hand, I don’t think you can ignore this side of things when you’re a senior executive. You have to be able to move your ideas forward effectively. Kathy helped me feel more comfortable and skillful with this. And my win rate became consistently higher.
By the end of our work together, my leadership influence and impact had increased so substantially that the company created a brand new global role for me at our UK headquarters, something I had not anticipated. …… None of my peers made a similar leap. Working with Kathy either helped me achieve better outcomes or got me there much faster than I would have had on my own.