Among the many things I like about our group coaching program, Next Level, my favorite is when high-potential leader participants share with each other what they learned in their senior-executive shadow days.
Here’s how the shadow day works: To broaden their perspectives on the organizational presence aspect of leadership, the participants spend the day shadowing a senior leader in his or her business.
The agenda is simple—attend staff meetings, go to briefings, sit in on meetings with the C suite or board members, meet with the customers. The high-potential leader is there to observe and learn from whatever the senior exec is doing that day.
It’s almost always an eye-opening experience for the high-potential leaders in the program. The fun part for me is listening to everyone come back together and tell their stories about what they did and saw on their shadow day.
We had one of those sessions recently in a Next ...(register to read more)