Advancing to a different level in your career. Learn about skills you need to move up to a specific level (usually referring to the C-Suite) or how to plan and prepare for moving up to a higher position.

Now that you’ve climbed the ladder, how do you keep moving up?

Even experienced, successful executives need to ensure that they are always looking forward to the future. Being successful in the past is no guarantee of your future success. Effective career management is still necessary even at the top of the ladder.

The general public is led to believe that companies are trying to become more diversified. But as recent as July 2014, surveys revealed that women and ethnic minorities outnumber white males by two to one in the U.S. work environment, but are still grossly under represented in the executive ranks.

Why do more men get promoted than women? Is it because companies frown on men who promote women? Is it because women executives themselves are reluctant to promote other women because it might reflect negatively on them?

Executive Women ImageRealistically, what can be done about a problem this persistent?

When I look back on the hundreds of women I have coached individually and in groups, some key behaviors or workplace issues repeatedly come up for discussion. They are not exclusive to women, men have them too, but issues around these behaviors tend to manifest more strongly in women and can impede career growth or create roadblocks when not acted on. Working on improving behaviors that are holding y back can not only change your outlook on life, but will also accelerate your career management strategy.

Use Money as a Tool for Advancement

Being an executive in-transition can be a pivotal point of your life, allowing you to re-evaluate your career history and your plans for the future. With new opportunities opening up for executives in transition across the world and across industries, this webinar is aimed at helping executives prepare for, and attract, opportunities of their own.  

BlueSteps recently hosted the #ExecCareer Chat: Adaptive Career Management, featuring Jose Ruiz, from Alder Koten.
Some of the questions asked included:

According to Peter Felix, AESC & BlueSteps President, "While CEOs are focused on the key issues of attracting and retaining talent to their organizations, they are themselves concerned about their own career progression and the next opportunity. This is an inevitable reflection of the modern business world and a fast changing, competitive landscape.

Most executives didn’t start their careers after college at the executive level. Well, unless you are Mark Zuckerberg or one of the other software industry giants. So that means you worked your way to the top and achieved results, earning you promotional steps to become an executive.
Now you may be at a point in your executive career where you either want to make another leap forward or perhaps step outside your current company and pursue other career paths. Or you could be one of the many upper level managers who are trying to move into executive status.

Is your New Year’s resolution to find a new executive job? 76% of executives are looking to change careers, so it’s likely that you are too. New Year’s resolutions are often easier said than done. As a busy executive, you may not have a lot of time to put into an executive job search, so how can you find the time to achieve this potentially challenging goal in the New Year?