Transition Hurdles for Leaders
Building a career in leadership involves having critical abilities to adapt and flourish in new work environments.
In a study at the Harvard Business School General Business Program, leaders had an average of 16 years of business experience, had experienced 5.5 promotions, changed bosses an average of every 1.5 years, worked for 2.4 companies, and made 1.5 international moves.
In other words, change is a constant in the quest for higher level leadership.
In the article, The Eight Toughest Transitions for Leaders, Michael D. Watkins, outlines the types of career moves that most executives face.