You're ambitious, success-oriented, and you've landed a great job. Now you're ready to learn secrets that will enable you to climb to the top of the career ladder.
In today's job market, you've encountered a huge, fundamental shift in the corporate world: many companies are no longer routinely grooming employees for senior- level executive positions. Career development is now up to the individual.
You must chart your own roadmap for career development, in order to be resilient when the job market fluctuates wildly. You have to define your own success and career strategy, and invest time in creating an effective action plan if you're going to become a VP or CEO. What are the career paths and must-have leadership skills you need to ascend to the ultimate position in your field?
Getting to the Top was especially written for mid-career business professionals by experienced Silicon Valley executive recruiter Kathryn Ullrich. From thousands of interviews she conducted as an executive recruiter and leader of Getting to the Top® career programs at Stanford Graduate School of Business and UCLA Anderson School of Management, Ullrich has learned and analyzed career path categories in marketing and sales, and five critical skills of successful executives. In this book, she shares executive success stories and the findings of her groundbreaking career path research, and describes essential skills for career advancement in the Getting to the Top career pyramid of skills at the top.
You will reach the career success you desire by putting into action the guidelines you'll learn in Getting to the Top!
Kathryn Ullrich leads Alumni Career Services for UCLA Anderson School of Management and is the founder of Silicon Valley-based executive recruiting firm Kathryn Ullrich Associates. Ullrich brings corporate world management experience from Siebel Systems, Accenture, GTE, and Motorola. She also founded a non-profit with the mission of developing women in technology.
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Midwest Book Review, September 2010
Biz Ed Magazine, September 2010
A Girl's Guide to Project Management, August 2010