The Unwritten Rules

  • by John Beeson
  • Narrated by Dan Woren
  • 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Maximize your chances to get promoted to the executive level.
As predictable career paths have become extinct in most organizations, managers aspiring to the C-level job are left to their own devices to determine how to advance their careers. Even in companies committed to talent development, guidance to aspiring executives is often vague and contradictory. This happens, executive coach John Beeson argues, because executive promotions are made based on the decision makers' intuitive sense of whether or not a manager can succeed at higher levels within the organization. Beeson decodes these leadership criteria - the unwritten rules - that companies use to make decisions about who gets promoted and who doesn't, and identifies the six core "selection factors" that are imperative for success at the executive level:


Demonstrating strategic skills
Building a strong management team
Managing implementation
Exhibiting the capacity for innovation and change
Working across organizational boundaries
Projecting executive presence
Filled with stories of managers who successfully climbed up the executive ladder - and some who struggled - The Unwritten Rules is an invaluable resource for aspiring executives.
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Very useful and realistic

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This book is very well written and contains good real life example from an expert in the industry


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Very useful insights of how companies work


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-07-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios