As you promote up the ranks your responsibility grows. Learn how to skills to help navigate from the tools to the conference room.


There's doing more with less, but then there's doing more with more. As you promote up the ranks this becomes your new reality. The number of subordinates you are responsible for leading, developing, coaching, and mentoring just keeps on growing. Let's recap: you start your career learning to apply the basics and discipline you were trained in, you lead yourself through the steep learning curve that is your new career. Once you've mastered that, the journey continues to leading a team, then leading the leaders of teams, and so on. How will you build rapport, find that capacity to keep all the balls in the air, communicate your intent so that those in your extended teams follow your lead? This article highlights five insightful skills to help navigate the transition from the tools to the conference room.