You’re competing against colleagues in a horse race for a plum executive post. Everyone likes your work, so you expect to win.
You’re wrong. It takes more than superior performance to cross the finish line nowadays, as corporate boards have increased their focus on management succession. At the same time, boards rarely divulge the additional requirements that executives must meet to land a senior spot.I sought strategies for winning a horse race from executives who’ve run one—plus recruiters, directors and coaches. Each cited numerous little-known rules that you should heed while vying to become a C-suite executive or subsidiary president.