by Jim Bruce
Anna Mar, engagement manager and senior writer at simplacable.com posits that open positions in your organization are precursors to contests. This piece was suggested by Bill Allison, an ITLP alum who is Director, Campus Technology Services at the University of California, Berkeley. Bill noted that the short piece is valuable even when the leadership contest isn’t bitter and isn’t a contest.
Mar argues that if you are a viable candidate for the position you should make six strategic moves:
And, always remember, failure is an option. Often, when an individual campaigns for a position and doesn’t succeed, he or she loses interest, becomes disengaged, an frequently leaves. This is often a mistake. You have valuable skills, learn from your experience, tune your leadership skills, and continue to step up.
Do think about what lies before you and take one of those appropriate opportunities as they appear.
. . . jim