Three Key Lessons in Leadership From the Field
Over the last few years, I have been on a rather large reflection journey about my career and how I have gotten to where I am today.
One person that played a huge role in my career development was Jem,my boss at Sapient. He has been one of my favorite influencers throughout my career for several reasons, and he taught me three crucial lessons during my time with the business:
When I first started at Sapient, I was transitioning from day-to-day delivery to more of a relationship management and team-building position. Jem knew I was having a hard time making that transition and fully realizing my potential at Sapient. I think the best thing he did was help surround me with fantastic delivery people so that in many aspects, I simply did not have to make those daily check-ins or even worry about it.
At first, it was very uncomfortable for me, and I would check in on my various projects daily. With time, however, it became very clear that I could, in fact, step away. For me,there were two lessons here: