When people understand The Pit of Success their burdens are lifted and their ability to learn and succeed is increased.
Leaders must routinely face challenges that are beyond their experience. In this space they feel lost, confused, and overwhelmed. These doubts are shared by leaders across the globe but is it not "leader-like" to discuss such issues. Yet, leaders are not in their job because they have all the answers. They are in the job to find answers. By learning to navigate The Pit of Success leaders gain confidence, find answers, and deliver results faster and with less anxiety.
The Pit of Success provides leaders with the mindset and skillset to do things they do not know how to do. It gives them principles for managing progressively difficult challenges throughout their career. It also gives them peace of mind that they are not the only ones experiencing these doubts. No longer do leaders need to wonder if they are good enough to face the challenges in front of them. What they need to do is learnable and The Pit of Success shows them how they are fully capable to succeed in their demanding situation. The concept of The Pit of Success has already changed people's lives around the globe.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Dave Jennings is a leadership and organizational change consultant. He has guided leaders from across the globe to navigate The Pit of Success for themselves, their teams, and their company. He has worked with such organizations as Salesforce, Microsoft, Intel, Oracle, Deloitte, Exxon/Mobil, Schneider Electric, Myriad Genetics, Kaiser-Permanente, Alaska Airlines, and the FBI. He has been a featured speaker at leadership conferences in twenty-two countries. He is author of Catapulted: How Great Leaders Succeed Beyond Their Experience, and his articles and commentary have been relied on by the Washington Post, Forbes, and TheStreet.com. He is an adjunct instructor for Kenan-Flagler Business School's Executive Development program at the University of North Carolina. He earned his PhD researching change resilience.
Amy Leishman is an executive coach, retreat facilitator, and researcher. With a focus on resilience and leadership, she empowers individuals to influence, problem solve, and set direction for the challenges they face. Additionally, her research interests include women in leadership, the triple bottom line, and sustainable social impact. She has helped leaders succeed in non-profit, small business, and Fortune 500 organizations. She has led market research around the globe, including work in Italy, India, Mauritius, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Nigeria, Thailand, and New Zealand. Her MBA was focused on Strategy and Social Innovation from Marriott School of Business.