A nationally respected executive recruiter, Chris Nadherny has conducted more than 700 search assignments for a wide-range of companies, assessed thousands of successful professionals and counseled many whose career paths have been disrupted or stalled. He knows what it takes for professionals to get to the next level, and what holds them back. In writing The Proactive Executive, Nadherny has created a highly effective five-step framework for mid-career professionals who want to fulfill their potential. Packed with actionable guidance, real-world stories and insider knowledge, The Proactive Executive explains how to build key skills, assess job opportunities, develop self-awareness, and obtain a position of senior-level responsibility.
Chris Nadherny is a nationally respected executive recruiter who spent 30 years at Spencer Stuart, one of the world's top executive recruiting firms. He has conducted more than 700 search assignments for a wide-range of companies, assessed thousands of successful professionals and counseled many whose career paths have been disrupted or stalled. He knows what it takes for professionals to get to the next level, and what holds them back.
As a result of the pandemic much has been written about "The Great Resignation". There is danger in quickly accepting such mass resignation headlines as motivation for a job or career transition. Pandemic fatigued executives and professionals have fallen into the trap of making career moves that are reactive to recent stresses and not properly thought out. The likelihood of these career mis-steps occurring is substantially greater when professionals lack sufficient practical understanding about effective career management.
Effective career management is the result of two primary components: 1.) understanding the dynamics of the talent market, then building and positioning your professional profile, experience and skill sets in a meaningful and differentiated manner and; 2.) pursuing and securing the right opportunities. Seems simple...if you understand how to do it.
THE PROACTIVE EXECUTIVE provides a clear, practical and impactful "success formula" distilled from the author's successful 30 year career in top level executive search, guiding over 5,000 professionals at critical junctures in their careers.
The most frequently cited reader comment regarding this down to earth book is, "I wish I'd read this years ago!" (see Amazon reader reviews). THE PROACTIVE EXECUTIVE is a timely and invaluable holiday gift for friends, colleagues, sons and daughters considering an job or career change.
The Proactive Executive
two-thirds of professional success is controllable. When executives are proactive, aware, informed and understand effective career-management practices, they can mitigate or eliminate costly professional missteps. The Proactive Executive provides a proven framework for optimizing career potential. For some, this may mean ascending the career ladder. For others, it may revolve around meaning and mission or be defined within the context of being a single parent or raising a family. The insights, ideas and suggestions offered in the pages of this book will have a positive impact on your career, no matter what your aspirations.