Most professionals aspiring to positions of greater responsibility have little time to map out a strategy for reaching their long-term career goals. But what made executives successful in the past does not guarantee their success in the future.
In this article, Herminia Ibarra, the author of Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, discusses how executives can step up their leadership potential. The thoughtful approach consists of three core elements: making your day-to-day work more strategic; diversifying your network; and transforming your leadership style and identity. It may take some time until these activities become habits, but once the changes become internalized, your identity as a leader will be clear.