Are you feeling frustrated because you’ve been passed over for another big promotion? Do you want to develop the skills you need to excel in senior leadership positions? Well, you’re in luck! Alex D. Tremble literally wrote the book on Reaching Senior Leadership, and he’s here today to share 10 essential growth strategies to help you rise to the top.
Alex is an award-winning speaker, author, executive, and leadership expert who advises some of the nation’s most senior leaders on how to shape their company’s culture to attract, retain, and develop highly effective leaders. He is also the host of The Executive Appeal Podcast, which is focused on providing ambitious leaders with the leadership and career advancement skills required to excel.
Today, you’ll find out why mentorship, strategic relationships, and political savvy are oftentimes more important than hard work and you’ll learn how you can invest your time and energy into leveraging your strengths. Alex also reflects on workplace tokenism and the effectiveness of today’s corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, and he shares valuable insights on exactly how diversity can be expanded in senior leadership ranks and how those individuals in underrepresented groups can attain the leadership roles and impact they have earned and deserve.
For all this and more, don’t miss today’s conversation!
Highlights From This Episode:
- Why Alex believes that it takes a whole lot more than hard work to get you to the top. [03:31]
- How to be politically savvy, influence people effectively, and stay true to yourself. [08:21]
- Workplace tokenism and why it’s important to create diverse mentorship programs. [14:28]
- The essential role of strategic relationship building and networking for your success. [17:53]
- Reality check: prioritizing people isn’t bad and healthy relationships are transactional! [19:35]
- Top three essential growth strategies, starting with the value of investing in yourself. [26:54]
- A mindset shift to embrace power and money as tools to enable you to do good. [33:44]
- Where you can find more eye-opening leadership development tips from Alex. [35:22]
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“What are those key leadership qualities, key leadership behaviors, things that you’ve got to know to differentiate yourself from the rest of the group, from the rest of the pack? Because if you’re not remembered, you’re not selected!” — @AlexDTremble [0:06:21]
“That’s what political savvy is: it’s really understanding how, what, when, where, and who to communicate with.” — @AlexDTremble [0:11:51]
“You can’t be a leader unless you know how to build relationships, especially strategic relationships; that is intentional relationships with individuals who can help you reach your goal.” — @AlexDTremble [0:18:18]
“Society pushes us to think that everyone has to be the same. That’s just not the reality. We only have so much time, only [so many] resources [and] energy to feed into these relationships. You need to know who you’re putting your time into.” — @AlexDTremble [0:25:50]
“You have to be willing to invest in yourself. Yes, absolutely take advantage of any training opportunities your company is providing to you if they’re willing to support [this] or pay for that or whatever it may be—but you’ve got to pay for yourself sometimes.” — @AlexDTremble [0:28:32]
“Yes, there are bad actors in this world, absolutely, and they do learn these skills too. But you know how you fight against that? By you learning these skills and you getting into those positions of influence and those positions of power.” — @AlexDTremble [0:34:53]
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