Summary of The Next Level

What Insiders Know About Executive Success, 2nd Edition

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The Next Level book summary
Executives are not the same as other managers – they are bigger. They need different communication and teamwork skills.

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8 Overall

8 Applicability

7 Innovation

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Recommendation

Scott Eblin's book offers valuable advice to the newly arrived member of the management team about how to navigate in unfamiliar, executive territory. He argues that your success will depend on how you operate at your peak level, and how you reach and maintain that optimal state, rather than on the actual nuts and bolts of getting projects done. He provides transcriptions of coaching sessions with executives in transition and each chapter ends with "ten tips" – a useful summary of the ideas and behavior you'll have to learn to succeed in your new role. getAbstract recommends this manual to managers who want to move up in the ranks, and to executives new and old – for whom its tips will still be useful.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What the pitfalls and perils of life are at the executive level
  • How to build routines that will improve your performance at the top of your organization
 

Summary

From Manager to Executive
When managers are promoted to the executive level they often receive no guidance about what the organization expects from them. They must abandon their old habits of thinking and behavior, and develop "executive presence," which consists of these attributes...
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About the Author

Scott Eblin works with Fortune 500 companies as an executive coach. He runs leadership workshops and helps companies develop management strategies.


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