Master Coach Susanne Biro was recently featured in an article by Pamela Mills-Senn in the July 2020 issue of CUES CU Management magazine
Connection and support are essential for combating the loneliness that often comes with leadership.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 13, 2020) — It may be a cliché, but that doesn’t make it any less true: It is lonely at the top. A sense of isolation isn’t just an issue for newly ascendant CEOs whose relationships with their pre-promotion peers have changed. Longtime executives without a network of supportive colleagues or unable to stay connected to those they are tasked with leading face this challenge as well.
An advancement that puts someone in charge of his or her former “equals” can spark an array of interpersonal challenges, says Susanne Biro, master coach and co-founder of Syntrina Leadership LLC, Indianapolis, a boutique leadership development firm specializing in working with senior-level leaders and their teams. Perhaps a former peer (or even several) coveted the position, Biro posits, causing resentment, disappointment and jealously towards the one chosen—emotions that can undermine support for the new leader. Or they might have wanted another person to receive the promotion, resulting in the same problematic attitudes. Trying to keep things as they were before the promotion can also cause problems.
“Leaders and peers might try to remain friends and fail to recognize the need for a new relationship with new boundaries of what can be discussed, with whom, how and when,” Biro explains. “This can be extremely subtle, but the results can be large.”
To continue reading the article, click here: https://www.cumanagement.com/articles/2020/07/anybody-out-there
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Syntrina Leadership is a high-end, boutique leadership development firm, comprised of master executive coaches. With deep experience in advancing senior-level leaders and the effectiveness of their teams, Syntrina works with Fortune 500 companies and growing medium-sized businesses. Co-founder Christopher Beltran brings over 20 years of credit union experience as an entrepreneur and former advisor to CUNA Strategic Services, advisor for the Fiserv DNA FI Community and CU Ledger, and serves as managing partner. Co-founder Carrie Birkhofer (CEO Bay Federal Credit Union, $975M) has been in the industry for over 30 years and serves as an advisor. Co-founder Susanne Biro leads our coaching programs and team.