The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success, 2nd Edition
After the thrill of promotion to an executive position comes the sobering reality of just how difficult it is to succeed at this level-and how hard it can be to find help. Some 40 percent of new executives don’t last 18 months. Why do so many employees with strong track records derail when promoted to the executive suite? In The Next Level, Scott Eblin draws on 20 years of experience as a leader and executive coach to identify why new executives fail, and offers a practical program for achieving success. Rising executives must understand that the strengths and actions that drove their career progress at lower levels-such as technical prowess-will not necessarily sustain their success as executives. They need to pick up new behaviors and beliefs, and, more important, let go of old ones.