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When Leaders Are Absent
Episode 1115th June 2023 • Love Your Work Life with Elissa Shuck • ES-STRATEGIC, LLC
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How you respond to the behaviors of others in the workplace can determine your everyday experience, confidence and impact.

So, what do you do when the behavior is non-behavior?

For example, absent leadership.

If you're in the "middle ground" with a middle management role, having absent upper level management and having to do your job without feedback or guidance can feel uncomfortable, frustrating and demoralizing.

In this week's episode, Elissa shares how to respond to absent leadership and even use it as a strategic advantage.

There are three ways to navigate absent leadership ::

  • Proactive communication that involves your leader in the little things
  • Ask for the feedback and guidance you seek
  • Acknowledge your strengths (and your team's accomplishments)

Absent leadership doesn't have to take you out. It can actually be an opportunity to deepen workplace relationships and give you more chances to showcase your value and grow your career.


Don't stay in a job that feels bad. I'll help you see your value, release your doubts and feel confident. It's time to make your move.

When you're ready, there are two ways Elissa can help you ::

1) Do It Yourself Courses

  • Job Search Field Guide is everything you need to clarify your career value and launch a strategic process to land a great job
  • The Art of Stellar Interviews teaches you how to market yourself during your interviews so others see you as the perfect candidate you are

2) Personalized 1:1 Coaching

  • Customized coaching and strategizing to end your lengthy job search
  • Leverage your career history and transferable skills in your career pivot

Free resources on my YouTube Channel

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