You’ve spent years as a middle manager, guiding your team’s day-to-day operations and reporting their progress to your bosses and the executives. Now you’re ready to join their ranks, and start getting involved in the bigger, long-term “strategy” work that’s reserved for those in the C-suite.
But how do you get there? There are a lot fewer executive positions than mid-level management roles available, so it’s a lot more competitive – and therefore, more difficult – to climb to this next rung of the corporate ladder. However, with the right attitude, work ethic and connections, you can prove your value and earn that coveted executive title and responsibility.
If you want to up your leadership to the executive level, follow these 17 tips from the Forbes Coaches Council.
17. Re-Brand Your Inner Circle
We’re the average of the closest five people to us. Successful CEOs surround themselves strategically with leaders who meet their needs and fill in the gaps. You must do the same thing as the CEO of your life. Surround yourself with executive level or bound leaders you can learn from, grow with and add value too. – Tameka Williamson, Celestial & Associates Consulting
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