As a senior IC, I am included as part of leadership meetings (Director+). I gain a lot of early insights into business direction, which is great. However I would like to see how i can take part in the discussions and have effective conversations?
I am looking for a book suggestion and/or framework to use on how to go about improving on this?
Few dimensions which could impact this -
Your ability to have impact in these meetings comes from providing concrete data points and anecdotes from being "on the ground" as a senior IC. Unlike the Directors, your head is not in the clouds. A few ways to contribute:
See also some of the great resources here: https://www.jointaro.com/question/Ivo1RsizAMGoGKXmqg6N/how-to-develop-soft-skills-like-leadership-stakeholder-management-etc/