It’s important to you that your – and your team’s – hard work is acknowledged and appreciated. You recognize that making the effort to build relationships is the foundation of a productive work environment and that people’s feelings matter and should be respected and considered.
Your Distinctive Strengths:
You’re valued for being a supportive and loyal colleague and leader.
Your C-Suite Roadblocks:
1) Influence: You may over-rely on a low-key, unassuming manner when presenting your thoughts to colleagues, rather than speaking directly and with authority.
2) Profile: You probably channel most of your energy to your own team of direct reports and related colleagues rather than navigating the internal and external organization, rendering you less visible.
3) Promotability: Your preference to sidestep conflict and focus, instead, on common ground, may sometimes lead to sacrificing results in order to avoid damaging relationships.