Jeff Conklin: Manage Your
You also need to know the steps to
Another perspective to consider
is, “What is the movie of you every
time that your senior management
gets a snapshot?”
They put all those snapshots
together and that’s your movie.
that it’s consistent with what you
say you want to be?
consistent or are you a very detail-
oriented person who always gets
things done ahead of time, but
you want a strategic job? You can’t
do both. You’ve got to line your
movie up with how you want to be
Using this point of view changed
how I managed my career and the
trajectory of my career.
David Nicoli: Capitalize on Your
Know your strengths and
weaknesses. Defining yourself by
your strengths is a really good
foundation to build from.
Weaknesses need to be improved
if they’re below competency levels
for the job, but if you have four
or five outstanding strengths, put
90 percent of your energy into
developing those strengths.
As you start to showcase them
and ask for opportunities where
you can play to those strengths,
you start to get known for your
distinctive personal brand.
Gerrie Dresser: Leading
All along this path, as we know,
the one constant is going to be
change. What strategies or mindset
have been effective in your
leadership during change?
Marianne Jackson: Change is
an Opportunity for Growth
Most people typically think
change is a bad thing. There
is a tremendous amount of
opportunity in change, more than
when things are stagnant and
opportunity is going to be in times
you’re going to leverage your
Change is an opportunity to
stretch and grow.