Leadership by Example - Four Strategies for Internal Job Candidates
Your boss has just announced his retirement, or he's been ushered from the job for performance reasons.
The press release and news reports for the occasion contain the code words, "We will be considering internal and external candidates," meaning that the company will conduct an executive search.
This is the job you've been working toward to for years. What have all those late nights, stress-filled weeks, missed birthday parties, 24/7 communications, and other sacrifices been for but to earn the brass ring when the opportunity presents itself?