Those who lead from the C-suite win these roles by way of two distinct and overlapping skills sets.The first is job-related. The second, career related.
Your arrival at the C-suite will not happen by accident, coincidence or luck.
Nor will it result from being smart, accomplished and talented…alone. You have to pave your path, then move along down the road, purposefully and with a plan.
Over the years I’ve had many conversations with clients and non-clients who are, or will soon be, C-suite leaders. If you’d like to know how they get there, read on.
Many in the C-suite discover their leadership capabilities early on or mid-career. Some know during their college years or even younger, that they want to be in charge; to run something; to be the final decision maker; to be at the top; to be in front setting the direction. For the best of the best, this is not an ego thing, but excitement about what’s possible, and confidence in their ability to make it happen. Regardless of when, these emerging leaders simply want to take new ideas, themselves and others, further down Possibility-to-Reality Road. Their arrival at the C-Suite is both organic and planned.