Positioning Yourself for the C-Suite
You have your eye on the prize, a senior level position (c-suite). You are technically sound, hard working and diligent--the go-to person to execute the plan, but not yet the person chosen to lead and create the vision. What’s missing? What is it that a chosen leader has that you don’t? How can you become more visible and valuable in matters of strategic importance?
The solution begins with an assessment—what is missing in your leadership profile? What are your leadership strong points, and where do you need to improve? Once you understand your leadership profile, what steps will you take to become a likely contender? Have you positioned yourself in your organization so that you are a logical choice for c-suite?
One component of the solution has to do with presence and doesn’t require strategic action beyond the scope of your present position. You train yourself to speak like a leader, carry yourself like a leader and in the process become a leader and are perceived as a leader.
Another aspect is strategic preparedness. Some good moves in your organization are simply that—good moves—and no more. Other actions have strategic implications that improve your chances of achieving your leadership goal. It is essential to know the difference and to maximize your ability to perform strategically.
Some of the strategic preparedness topics this seminar will cover are:
- The essential characteristics of successful leadership
- Identifying and addressing your blind spots
- Exploiting and developing your leadership strengths
- Developing a trust in your insights and a willingness to share them effectively with others
- Recognizing significant leadership opportunities in your organization
- Developing alliances: inspiring others to align to your vision
Who Should Attend?
This course is for senior leaders who are transitioning or looking to transition into a C-level position.
Class Date(s): December 5, 2012
Class Length: 1 day / 9:00AM - 4:00PM
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Charmaine McClarie is the President of McClarie Group, a management consulting firm in Los Angeles. McClarie has helped CEOs communicate the big picture about themselves and their organizations for over 20 years. Charmaine's clients included Fortune 500 companies like American Express, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, YUM Brands, The GAP Inc., Hewlett-Packard, and Tyson Foods. She is an off-quoted source in publications worldwide, including the New York Times, Harvard Management Update, London Financial Times, Forbes, People magazine, CNN, and Monster.com.