Getting a promotion to a senior leadership role or the executive team can be both exciting and daunting, all at once.
While it might be the fulfillment of a dream, pressure is coming from every direction—from above, within the team, and below—everyone has greater expectations of you; including you!
You have the challenge of leading your former peers, and developing the confidence to relate to your new peers. You learn that influence is a key driver for getting things done even though you have expanded authority.
Life changes for you as you adapt to the nuances of this new position. You get to work earlier; go home later, take more work home, your relationships at work and outside of work are changing. All the while, you are desperate to impress by getting some early wins on the board. Managing your capacity is vital to avoid early burnout, disappointment, and poor performance.