This is another in a series of visual metaphors that I provide as a learning tool for executive coaches in order to develop their clients’ leadership skills. This visual metaphor is a three panel, sequential cartoon that illustrates this client’s current career state, a transitional state and a successful final state that sees the individual flourish in the company. Below is this woman’s description of her particular leadership challenges from which I derive my illustrations:
There are a lot of things coming at us and my team is relying on me to give them stability through all the changes, and to make sure there’s light at the end of the tunnel.
I’m influencing more change in the company now—but I’m more on the side lines.
Now I get to be the one who’s actually driving key change in the company. The change is more my vision–a vision that excites both me and others.
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