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LGC Future Leaders’ Network Career Progression from Management to Leadership Sarah Palmer Senior Consultant – Recruitment and Interim Management Altair.

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1 LGC Future Leaders’ Network Career Progression from Management to Leadership Sarah Palmer Senior Consultant – Recruitment and Interim Management Altair Ltd, Development and Regeneration Specialists Contact details:

2 Outline of presentation The difference between managers and leaders Closing the gap between a good manager and a great leader Top Tips How to create the CV of a future leader How to interview like a future leader How to network like a future leader

3 The difference between managers and leaders Scale and scope of the roles and complexity of outcomes delivered Leaders provide strategic input – not just the application of technical knowledge Leading and motivating people as well as managing performance Level of stakeholder relationships

4 Closing the gap between being a good manager and a great leader Challenge yourself and people’s perceptions of you Create a career development plan Seek feedback on your work and also your behaviour Increase your profile and your reputation (more on this later…)

5 How to create the CV of a future leader Keep your CV up-to-date It’s not a diary or a job description Make it exciting, relevant and forward looking Conduct the ‘So What’ test on every point you make

6 How to write a supporting statement (or application form) Follow instructions and relate your statement to the person specification Start and end with a paragraph on: –Why you want the job –Why you want to work for the organisation –How your skills, experience and potential are a good fit for both the role and the organisation

7 How to interview like a future leader Four main areas of focus at interview: Can he/she do the job?- Abilities, skills and experience Will he/she do the job? - Based on past achievements Will he/she fit? - Personality, and interpersonal skills Will he/she stay?- Your career path (why this role and organisation, why now?)

8 How to network like a future leader Develop a personal marketing strategy to increase your profile and your reputation and get yourself noticed! Cultivate your network Engage with your professional association (or similar) Join LinkedIn


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