R&D professionals spend so much time focused on projects, managing your team, and communicating upward and outward to your stakeholders ? it leaves little time for self-reflection.
Another challenge is your work product – most of it is done quietly behind the scenes – few people really understand what takes so long to create great products.? The limelight within companies is usually ceded to the Brand Managers and Sales teams for great product launches.
That’s well and good for most R&D leaders – however, projecting humility and deference to others has its downside.
You can’t stand still and stay stagnant with your non-technical leadership skills.
You have to be assertive about your vision – you have to gain alignment for your initiatives and fight for them – you have to be forceful and hold people accountable for executing your plans.
Your launch cycles are long and capital is invested early – that alone requires nimble communication, continual reinforcement of the future state and a lot of scrambling and leadership behind the scenes.
It doesn’t come naturally for most.
That’s why self-reflection and personal development are crucial to maintaining your career development and ascension.
When you don?t take time to reflect on your behavior, you stay in place.
And when you do that, you run the risk of getting tuned out by your team and your stakeholders.
We have a range of tools and coaching programs for aspiring and developed leaders – we pair our one-on-one coaching with diagnostic tools to illuminate opportunities and the leadership traits you have inside of you already.
Beyond just a diagnosis, we give you solutions to help you become a more effective leader – because we’ve spent so many years working within the food & beverage space, we’re that much more empathetic to the nuances and challenges you face.