Many people joining the workforce quickly realize that the letter to the top is a difficult one to climb. There are many things in your way. Others are also climbing the ladder, opportunity may not be present at your current organization, and the state of the economy can all hinder your progress. But Lori Senecal, Global CEO of the Crispin Porter + Bogusky advertising agency, has some advice for you.
Lori Senecal, one of the most powerful women in the world as described by Ad Week, urges you to create your own opportunity. Sits down and analyze exactly what your organization’s needs. Objectively review your own performance. Identify your strengths and then try to fit them into your organization’s needs. The powerful CEO literally wants you to create your own position within your own company.
Doing this eliminates some of the things that may serve as obstacles on your way to the top. You can find yourself on a steady ascent up the ladder only to be blocked by an employee with more seniority. At that point, it becomes luck as to whether or not you will get to the top. But you can eliminate this luck by identifying a niche in your organization that you can fill.
According to a thedrum.com article, it is not going to be easy. You will first have to demonstrate the organization’s needs clearly and effectively. You will then have to demonstrate how your strengths fit into this need. And you will have to do it all in plain sight so that you get the recognition for it. You can figuratively make your own ladder up to the top.
That’s exactly how Lori Senecal made it to the top. She displayed efficacy in creating creatively driven environments and cultures for the workplace. The culture that she created as the former Global Executive Chairman at KBS was so powerful that the company quickly blossomed. Agencies around the world quickly recognized her ability to create imaginative cultures for agencies in transition and that’s how she landed the Global CEO position at CP + B. Heed the advice of an incredibly successful businesswoman in order to succeed.