Executive Mindset

How do I think like a boss?

Developing an executive mindset, where you think like the boss, is something everyone should work on, whether you are moving into the C-Suite or some levels below it. Having an executive mindset means that you understand the overall goals of your company or organization, and you understand the part you play in achieving those goals. If you want to grow in your career, working to develop your executive mindset will help.

Are you ready to think like a boss?

• I just got a big promotion. What do I need to do to succeed?
• I have direct reports for the first time. How do I develop as a manager?
• I’m young, but I’m hungry. How do I make sure I get noticed?
• I’m a woman/person of color. How do I navigate the additional challenges that presents to my career?

• I’m ready to be on a board of directors. How do I make that happen?
• I need to fire or lay-off staff. How do I proceed?
• I’ve been asked to set up a new unit. Can you help me think through the process?
• It’s lonely at the top. Can you be a confidential sounding board?



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