In his latest article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Vincent Robison offers some important and timely advice for new leaders that are breaking ground.
Every new leader faces challenges. But for those who are breaking barriers within their organizations, the challenges are even more pronounced.
These new leaders must find their footing and navigate cultures that either overtly or subtly remind them that they are different, whether they are the first person of color, first woman, or first openly LGBTQ person to serve a prominent role within an organization.
Long before they moved into the C-suite, these leaders spent years preparing mentally and emotionally for the challenges they would face.
The good news is that we now have enough examples of trailblazing leaders to begin to see patterns. Their examples provide a blueprint, and emerging leaders who want to do the same should take these four steps.