Landing in the Executive Chair
IN THIS SUMMARY
While there are a host of factors that contribute to a stellar organization, the primary driver of its success consists of the people at the top. Many of the skills necessary to be successful at the helm are distinct from those that allow a person to attain an executive level position. If the mantra, “Show up. Keep up. Shut up,” brought a person through the leadership pipeline, they cannot rely on that same advice to propel their future success. In fact, “Shut up,” is the very last thing an executive must seek to do. Current and prospective leaders need to grasp what practices will carry them further along their journey to success and which will endanger their future. In Landing in the Executive Chair, Linda Henman explores ten key areas where leaders need to hone their skills and develop expertise to ensure that they bring value to their organization and protect its longevity.