I've recently been promoted to Vice President at my company and while I'm elated, I'm also anxious about my new corporate level goals and responsibilities.
I'm a High D, High C, very operationally focused. I realize that as I move into new areas of management (to me), that my focus will shift away from day to day, however, some of my goals are so high level, I'm uncertain how to approach them.
As an example, I have a goal this year to "Grow the business." My boss (and owner of the company) shared that he knows this is rather subjective. He's not concerned, but I am! I have a wonderful habit of placing unrealistic expectations on myself. We're a ~$30M/year company. Is a 15% target unrealistic? Given our company does government contracting, and there are a number of vehicles to growing the business, how do I fit (or segregate) my work on growing the business from others? Or do I need to?
Additionally, I've been tasked with working to improve and make more efficient corporate policies and processes. I'm a little more comfortable here as it feeds into my comfort zone, however, I'm going to have to rein in my High C so I don't metric everyone to death. Has anyone ever tackled something like this and if so, where did you start? Problem areas? Easy wins?
I appreciate any and all feedback.