For many senior leaders, keeping things practical and focussed in order to achieve tangible yet meaningful stretch goals is a norm few would disagree with. However, for all levels of management, success is as much about how the results are achieved as the outcomes themselves. This is especially relevant for senior leaders and alas, something that can be forgotten. Another fact of life that some leaders either forget or may not know, is that decades of data analysing the reasons for failure at senior levels have shown that failure has little to do with technical professional expertise and almost everything to do with the human side of their work i.e. relationships, cultural fit, networking etc.
It is amazing how much of this seems like common sense and yet the pattern of failing to get to grips with the key issues seems as clear now as it was when work life was very different twenty plus years ago. There are seven fundamentals to get right. Whilst these are in no particular order, most will see the first three as “classic” factors, with the latter four as “emerging factors”.
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