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The Unwritten Rules

The Six Skills You Need to Get Promoted to the Executive Level
Narrated by: Dan Woren
Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
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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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©2010 John Beeson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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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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  • Ryan Raynor
  • 19-01-15

Applicable and useful

I used this book as my primary resource when planning my next level of career advancement. The impressive knowledge of the author and his straightforward style of explaining what to do to be promoted is well worth the few dollars I paid for this title

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  • Douglas Guilherme
  • 21-07-19

Inspiring, realistic and actionable

I’ve seen bits and pieces of the content of this book in some trainings, books and on companies trainings, but this is the most complete and comprehensive toolbox to read the unwritten rules and get better to advance.
A must read book