Thank You

Thank you for requesting a copy of the Strategic Advisor survey results.

You can  listen to the call recording here.

If you haven’t yet picked up the summary report, Being a Strategic Advisor: Be more, do less, you can download it here.

(In response to the questions about curating and filtering for non-value add work,  you may be interested in these posts and articles: 5 ways to curate and add value, Why A players should settle for B work, and Leading and learning by example. Sreejit Mohan of Bayer Healthcare talks with me about working with his team to take on a more strategic role. The interview appeared in the IABC CW July-August 2011 magazine.

In reflecting on the survey results and their implications, think whether you’re committed to the Strategic Advisor role. As the survey results show and the write-in comments confirm, it’s not the career path for everyone.

And if you are committed to being a Strategic Advisor, ask yourself: “What actions do I want and need to take to increase the value I provide?” The answers will help you get or stay on the path to be an effective Absolute Advisor.

If professional development is on your action list, then consider the Strategic Action Group that starts March 30. You’ll join up to 12 other committed Strategic Advisors and me for mentoring, networking and strategic thinking support. The group is a simple, reasonable way to get the time, sounding board and discussions that strategic advisors, including Absolute Advisors, say they want and need.

The enrollment deadline is Friday, March 23. That allows time to customize the program, including doing some research, to make sure we cover the most useful topics.

Meanwhile, if you have any questions about the Strategic Action Group, the survey results or anything else, please e-mail me.


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