Senior executives are responsible for developing strategies for long-term success and sustainable competitive advantage. They build external networks, manage constituents, and collaborate with the board of directors. They are responsible for creating an effective, well-functioning leadership team and leading major enterprise-wide strategic initiatives. But how do you transition to a senior leadership role and what experiences are required for you to get there?
Our new research based on a sample of 5,495 managers examines the most common transitions that leaders make as they grow into senior executive positions.
Read on to discover the top five experiences that differentiate:
- first-level leaders and mid-level leaders;
- mid-level leaders and business unit leaders; and
- business-unit leaders and senior executives.
Understanding these experiences can help leaders and organisations prepare for the next level, and identify which types of experiences are essential and expected as they move up the leadership pipeline.
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