It is six months since our Managing Partner, Jason Saunders first highlighted the dramatically increasing instances of Executive Isolation we were seeing in the workplace.
Being a modern leader facing the daily challenges of running a business in a world that has gone, and continues to go through, such unprecedented change is hard enough. For so many of the executives that we come into daily contact with, however, the burden is magnified by the perceived need to be impervious to the pressures they are experiencing.
Everyone needs to ask for help from time to time, after all, it’s how we learn and develop.
Whilst the ‘macho’ culture of British Industry of years gone by has thankfully been replaced with a more diverse, inclusive and open workplace where mental health and well-being are a fundamentally embedded concern, many leaders still struggle to get feedback. Understanding more about your strengths and development areas will undoubtedly make you a better leader. It will support your future development. For your business having a clearer understanding of current leadership skills, and skills gaps, can be used to help shape future business plans and support retention.
At TS Grale we have worked with a number of commercial organisations where over the years we have run multiple recruitment campaigns and built long and deep relationships with the leaders across the Board. On the back of these relationships, we have subsequently been asked to use our assessment methodology to help executives understand more about their leadership style, their aspirations and their challenges. To give them a voice and a career development pathway. For the businesses the benefits around future proofing and nurturing a culture that supports employee development at all levels are significant.
For us, supporting leaders on their career journeys and helping companies identify and retain the best people is where we excel.
Additionally, as Jason suggested in his original post sharing your challenges should not be perceived as a weakness. Finding a confidential support system or utilising a mentor as well as building your connections and networks can all help to relieve the pressure or identify a solution.
We are championing the fight against Executive Isolation, so if you’d like some confidential guidance or advice, or if you’d like to learn more about how our assessment offering can help, please do reach out to myself or Jason.
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