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Four Steps to Revive and Accelerate Your Leadership Career

Consider this insight for a personal 'brand refresh'

"Christian, I don't want to talk about leadership at all — I want to talk about me. Whatever I try in my new role, nothing works. Maybe I’m the wrong person for the job, after all."

This is how a young partner in a large consulting firm opened our conversation a few weeks ago. He had just taken on a significant leadership role, and we had arranged to meet for leadership coaching.

Many leaders know this feeling, though few go so far as to vocalize it. Perhaps, you, too, have experienced moments when things do not seem to work anymore when tried-and-tested formulas for success suddenly fail. It feels like your leadership career is over — but it is not. Instead, you have reached a critical turning point. It is then that four necessary steps come into play: Reduce speed, remove, replace, restart.

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