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General management career excellence is achievable with the right combination of insight, ambition and strategic planning. Do you aim to be the kind of business leader who seizes opportunities and makes a positive impact? Then you need to make sure you are prepared at every stage, from when you move from being a functional manager into general management - and then as you move on to more senior general management positions. Here are some strategies for excellence in your general management career.
Going somewhere? Make sure you know where you are. You’ve already developed business acumen and leadership skills… but maybe you’ve got this far with an innate “sense” of what works. Moving forward in general management, however, it pays to fully understand your skill strengths - and weaknesses.
An honest understanding of your strengths and abilities makes you better able to leverage the power of executive education to hone your strengths and build new ones. For best results, some of the things you should look for in business management training include:
Good leaders push the envelope, envision what could be better and map out the route to get there. You do this in project management – why not apply it to your career? Building a concrete plan to achieve your general management career goals enables you to concentrate your strengths towards a clear target rather than using them diffusely. Your plan should include:
Approaching your general management career in this manner leverages self-awareness for greater success to go forward. Your results in your general management role come to the fore and you know exactly how every experience – on-the-job or educational – contributes to your ever-growing skills and knowledge. Leading with clear-sighted, ambitious strategies for excellence is the way to make an impact on your company’s performance and enjoy the career you envision in general management.