Light Your Leadership Brand©
In 2018, Lisa created the Light Your Leadership Brand Institute and the Light Your Leadership Brand Community to help inspire leaders to connect at the human level.
Advancing Your Career
If you are a high performer, you’ve worked hard to develop your talent and gain experience. It is highly likely that you were hired due to your abilities and high degree of integrity.
Ironically, as you look for ways to advance your career, you might be advised to “Play the Game” and to “Be mean” to get ahead in the organization. This is a false belief.
You deserve better. You deserve to get ahead by being true to you!
We can show you how.
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Transforming into a Great People Leader
As a high performer, you are really good at what you do. Chances are that your company will recognize you by offering you promotions so that you can climb the corporate ladder.
As you step into your new formal leadership role, you might feel that you are not well equipped to be a Great People Leader©, like you had envisioned.
You are not alone!
Many high performers get promoted into leadership roles without the necessary skills to connect with employees, colleagues, and management at the human level. At the same time, you are advised to “go forth and inspire and engage.” Yet, no one provides you with the recipe on how to do that.
Chances are that your promotion is leading you to feel more stressed-out than ever before. You may find yourself at a loss in how to engage your employees to do excellent work and achieve results. In addition, your inbox is already overflowing with requests, chances are that work keeps piling up for you and your team.
As senior management steps up the pressure, suddenly you may feel stuck in the middle, and can’t see a way out.
We can help!
Avoiding Burnout: Practicing Self-Care and Setting Healthy Boundaries
Often, high performers are the “Go to” people at the office.
Through her work and her extensive research gathered in over 25 years, the founder, Lisa Anna Palmer, has observed that there is a leadership gap that is at the root of workplace suffering.
This gap manifests at the individual level, with people accepting promotions without clarity about whether formal leadership is the right fit for them. In addition, there is a gap at the organizational level: there are far too many people occupying formal leadership roles who are not well equipped to connect at the human level.
Through her work and her extensive research gathered in over 25 years Lisa has observed that there is a leadership gap that is at the root of workplace suffering. This gap is both at the individual level with people not connecting with and practicing self-leadership, and at the organizational level where people occupying leadership roles are not well equipped for the role.
Factors Contributing to the Leadership Gap
Lisa offers a range of solutions to address a number of factors that are contributing to the leadership gap:
- As a high performer, you are really good at what you do. Senior management may decide to promote you into formal leadership roles of increasing responsibility. All this, without providing you with the support you need to grow your leadership abilities. You are left on your own to sink or swim and figure out how on your own.
- You are instructed to “go forth and inspire and engage,” without the recipe on how to do that. Further, you soon realize that it is not always easy to connect with employees, colleagues, and management. On top of this, you are now accountable for creating an inclusive work environment. The result is that you are left to struggle and may not be able to build and foster the relationships necessary for you to succeed.
- Even worse, you may be advised to “Play the Game” and to “Be mean” to get ahead in the organization. When people are appointed to leadership roles based on these alarming false beliefs, it leads to toxic work environments. Often, those with true leadership talent may even drop out of the race because they don’t want to go against their values in exchange for a promotion.
- Furthermore, as a ‘go to’ person, you may have a very strong work ethic and not know how to set healthy boundaries. This puts you and your team at risk for burnout.
- If you are a high performer, you’ve worked hard to develop your talent and gain experience, and deserve to get ahead based on your own merit without having play games or to ‘become mean.’
I highly recommend Lisa Anna Palmer. I’m a Public Servant in a management position and Lisa was my Leadership Coach in 2018. I had interviewed three coaches from our ‘approved supplier list’ and by far, Lisa’s coaching program is the one that not only met but exceeded my expectations. Her program and coaching services not only helped me focus on a number of leadership/strategic thinking areas that I wanted to grow but also helped me tap into my passions and become a better leader. Highly recommend!
Johanne G. Gagnon
Wow! Working with Lisa immediately brought clarity and perspective. She is the true embodiment of leadership from the heart. Lisa is a great listener and the solutions she brings are tailored specifically for you. By working with Lisa, you will definitely Level Up!”
Lisa has helped me in ways that go beyond monetary value by helping me define the fire that lights my passion and life goal. It is in large part thanks to her generosity, her values and ideals that I am a better person today both in my personal and professional lives.
Stefania Maggi, PhD