Episode 107

Published on:

25th Aug 2022

Episode 107: Why Collaboration and Leadership are Tied at the Hip

How would you rate your collaboration skills? Do you have what it takes to "have a vision" and grow into a leader in your line of work?

The good news is - we can teach you how to be a leader. In a lot of ways, it's harder to teach someone to be an individual contributor. As an individual contributor, you're hired for the technical skills you bring to the table. Hiring managers look at your resume, and can typically see whether or not you have the skills needed to succeed in the job or not. However, just because someone is an amazing individual contributor does not mean they'll succeed in a leadership role. Great sales people don't always make great managers.

In 90% of organizations, the only way you can move up within an organization is by becoming a manager. While you can make a lot of money as an individual contributor, you won't be able to move up without the leadership skills.

This week, we interview Deborah Snow-Walsh for her expert take on the future of work. Snow-Walsh's expertise includes consulting for corporations regarding their internal policies, executive search processes, and coaching for leaders. She has been involved with HRPS, and was co-chair of its annual conference and various planning committees.

This week's episode is part of a 12-month long series, where Deborah Snow-Walsh will be a repeat guest on the show. Have a question you want her to answer? Drop us a line at denise.cooper@rllessons.com and we'll be sure to answer it later this year.




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Closing the Gap with Denise Cooper
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Becoming a good leader requires a decision, a plan for honing your skills, and a relentless focus on getting better and better. Listen as my guests share their wisdom and lessons about leading and creating a high-performance inclusive culture. Connect with me on Twitter @Coachhr

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