As a leader you may focus on motivating and engaging your team, developing them and leading them to success. That sounds good in the first place, but it can be a severe problem if you don't know exactly what success looks like for others.
In my executive coaching practice, I am surprised how often even experienced managers neglect one simple aspect that would help them be much more successful and advance in their careers: knowing what their bosses (and other key stake-holders) want and expect from them!
As you can see in the MsKinsey study below, even functional C-level executives may think that they are aligned with their CEO's strategy—whilst the CEOs might think differently.
How about yourself? Do you really know what your boss, other key stake-holders, and decision makers want?
It may sound ridiculously basic, but having a discussion with these key people about expectations and the critical priorities can work wonders!
Wondering how? Find more details here: What They Don’t Tell You in Your Executive Job Description
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Mobilizing your boss: Focus on strategic issues and demonstrate financial results (...) But are functional leaders well aligned with the CEO’s agenda? Seventy-six percent of our CMOs said yes—but just 46 percent of the bosses in our 360-degree database believed their marketers knew where the organization was going. Many functional leaders, it seems, could and should better align with the top.