Following a disappointing experience, a senior executive was seeking an objective assessment of herself as a leader. She had a proven record of achievement at a successful publicly traded company but was feeling frustrated after being passed over for a promotion for which she was highly qualified. This motivated her to take an active role in ensuring a better outcome the next time she pursued an advancement opportunity within her organization.
As an investment in herself, this executive engaged Red Rooster Consulting for their leadership development expertise. She wanted access to a trusted advisor to help identify and address any areas of growth potential and assist in creating a plan of action for managing her career path.
In Red Rooster Consulting, she found the expertise that helped crystalize her approach for moving forward. “I cannot overstate the value of the purely objective evaluation of my leadership style and my personal brand,” the executive stated. “The Red Rooster Consulting team truly came to understand me as a person and as a leader. They provided professional insight that provided actionable ways for me to elevate my visibility and promotability. I found great value in their ability to ‘give it to me straight’. They helped me see beyond my emotional perspective and set aside biases I held related to my professional track record, my leadership style, and my promotability. They led me on a journey to taking back some control of my career path. The work truly helped changed my outlook.”
With a strategic plan of action, this executive proactively began her “campaign” for promotion to the specific executive position she desired. She knew she had the talent and skill it required, and her refined approach helped her prove that she had the drive and the passion take on greater responsibility, lead through challenges and produce positive results for the organization. Within a year she was promoted to senior vice president and 5 years later she was promoted further to the top position in her department as Chief Human Resources Officer.