Prepare for the highest level of leadership
The functional skills and knowledge acquired over the course of a career are still relevant as executives move into general management or C-level positions. What becomes even more critical, though, are the more intangible attributes, such as the courage to navigate unexpected challenges and make difficult decisions, the confidence to steer an organization in new directions, and the self-awareness to identify how your growth aligns with that of the organization.
Stepping away from daily business and taking the time to reflect on upcoming tasks, skills, and growth areas often counts as a luxury that is rarely afforded to those in the advanced stages of their careers. However, as unprecedented responsibilities start coming your way, you should grant yourself this time. You will gain critical insights while profiting from ESMT’s renowned faculty and coaches as well as a supportive network of peers.