Summary of Your Next Move
The Leader’s Guide to Navigating Major Career Transitions
Copyright 2009 Michael D. Watkins
Summarized by permission of Harvard Business Press
How to handle the eight most common career transitions – do it right or go home.
If you’ve just been promoted into a major executive position at your firm, here’s hoping you can dodge the bullets your new colleagues will aim directly at your head. Likewise, moving from one corporate business unit to another or taking an executive position at a new company present difficulties. So how should you handle yourself? Leadership development expert Michael D. Watkins outlines eight common executive-career transitions and lays out how to deal with them. He explains why leaders making career moves must step carefully amid office politics, corporate life-stage changes, overseas challenges and business pitfalls. getAbstract recommends his sage advice and savvy suggestions to any executive making a career move. Here’s how to do it right.
In this summary, you will learn
- What the seven principles are that govern all career moves,
- How to handle the eight most common career transitions, and
- How to gauge a firm’s lifecycle stage.
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