How to reach the Next Level ?

Simon Vetter has recommended me a great book.

The Next Level
What Insiders Know About Executive Success

By Scott Eblin,

Much as Good to Great described what separates top companies from the rest, The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success shows executives what separates leadership success from failure at the next level.

Every day, high performers are tapped to be executives and then left alone to figure out how to succeed in their new role. When this happens, most executives rely on strengths that served them well earlier in their careers.

As executive coach Scott Eblin explains, this is why 40 percent of them fail. Moving successfully to the executive level requires knowing which behaviors and beliefs to let go, as well as which new ones to pick up. Like having a personal executive coach, this confidence-building book outlines a program for success based on frank advice from accomplished senior executives on what to do and to avoid.

Pick Up / What To Do

Let Go Of / Avoid

Personal Presence

  • Confidence in your presence
  • Regular renewal of your energy
  • Custom-fit-communications
  • Doubt in how you contribute
  • Running flat out until you crash
  • One-size-fits-all communications

Team Presence

  • Team reliance
  • Defining what to do
  • Accountability for many results
  • Self-reliance
  • Telling how to do it
  • Responsibility for a few results

Organizational Presence

  • Looking left and right as you lead
  • An outside-in view of the entire organization
  • A big-footprint view of your role
  • Looking primarily up and down as you lead
  • An inside-out view of your function
  • A small-footprint view of your role

 Source: The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success, by Scott Eblin, page 15.

See below a short video on these concepts.


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