Peter Ambrose has worked with Merrill Lynch for more than a decade and, as one of the company’s top leaders, he holds the position of Managing Director and Market Executive.
To rise through the ranks based on your leadership ability, as Peter Ambrose did in Merrill Lynch, you need to make continuous efforts to improve your abilities. Examples of how to approach improvement are below:
- Be Positive. Regardless of what is happening in your life, be positive with your team. Positivity shows a leader’s passion and ability to maintain work/life balance.
All business leaders must learn to sometimes wear masks, not to disguise who they are, but to place problems at the back of their minds so that they can better support their teams. Show up to work with a smile on your face and the motivation needed to tackle all issues, and do so every day.
- To improve any skill, teach it. Some leaders offer leadership development programs to their teams and, in teaching their teams to become better leaders, they improve their own abilities.
Furthermore, leaders and expected to teach their teams everything required for successful project completion. Do this yourself when you can, and when you do not possess enough knowledge on a subject to educate your team, hire a teacher and learn from him or her alongside your team.
- Build Relationships. Reach out to skilled leaders like Merrill Lynch’s Peter Ambrose and build relationships for a strong professional network. Find leaders that you can relate to and swap advice with and, if you can, locate a suitable mentor.
Mentors are among the most valuable leadership resources.