Leading with confidence
Lucy had a track record of success and never doubted herself in the roles she performed. As a high-potential professional, she progressed rapidly through the organisation and became a senior director before many of her peers.
However, soon after her most recent promotion, Lucy realised that this position was unlike any of her previous roles. Lucy’s technical expertise and drive to deliver results were no longer enough to guarantee success. The members of her team all had more knowledge and experience in their roles, and not all of them were happy that she had been promoted to lead them.
As a result of Lucy’s discomfort in her new role, there was a gradual decline in her confidence and performance. For the first time in her career she began doubting herself, and others started to question her ability.
Using ‘The 3 Questions’ methodology, Lucy learned that this new role was not simply another promotion; it was a key transition point in her career that required a more conscious approach to being an executive leader.
Through ‘The 3 Questions’ Lucy:
- Established a clear identity for herself as an authentic leader and became more comfortable in her skin.
- Discovered her purpose as a senior leader and why it was important to her beyond career progression. Lucy became more grounded about what mattered to her, in the role and in life, and gained the confidence to express this as part of her identity.
- Learned how to focus on her intentions. Lucy paid more care to where her attention was focused, especially in terms of engaging her team.
Through these simple, yet powerful changes, Lucy grew in confidence as a senior leader. This changed the dynamic of the relationship she had with her team, and ultimately in the collective impact they had in the organisation.
What people are saying...
“My time with Rob from Muru was very impactful and inspiring. Not only did I realise I had the solution to solve the issues at my finger-tips, but the method/approach I was actually using was a detractor to how I needed to resolve the issue. It was simple, impactful and unforgettable.”
“As a team we just weren’t gelling. Through Muru’s support and ‘The 3 Questions’ approach, we’re now more aligned and working together to towards our common purpose. The results are obvious and we’re being recognised. I now feel like I’m a better leader who’s leading a high-performing team.”
Changing how we collaborate
“We always seemed to be on the back foot and being bullied by the client. Muru helped us redefine our identity and how we ‘show up’. After some tough re-contracting, the client has responded well and we’re now partners.”
“I couldn’t work out why I’d been passed over for promotion twice. Through Muru and Rob I was helped me get to the core of who I was and what was getting in my way. Although I got promoted, the real impact was helping me feel like an authentic leader.”
“It was hard to admit that I’d been over promoted, or at least that’s what I thought. Working with Muru helped me realise that what helped me succeed in the past wasn’t always useful in the next role. Learning how to consciously transition into being a successful executive became my new path.”
Focus on success
“Changing roles was really difficult, especially when I didn’t know why I was asked to change. In the new role I felt anxious and struggled to get traction. Muru helped me make sense of it all, refocus and get clear on how I was going to succeed. Thank you Muru!”