Perils and Pitfalls at The Next Level

Posted 06.25.2007

What’s the toughest challenge you can face in life?  According to a recent survey of executives reported in Business Week, it’s being promoted to the next level.  How tough?  Tough enough that survey respondents rank promotion as a bigger life challenge than bereavement, divorce, moving and even raising teenagers! 

How tough?  Tough enough that an estimated 40% of newly promoted managers and executives are out of their jobs within 18 months of taking them.

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