By John Hillen and Mark Nevins
A pragmatic and highly readable book based on an untypical premise: the paradox that successful leaders will struggle and stall in their careers because of their successes. As the stakes rise, leaders often don’t recognize that their job gets harder not because they have failed to master the challenges of complexity: technical, financial, structural. Rather, it’s their failure to master the growing sophistication that confronts them as they become more senior and take on greater responsibility.
Periodically, all leaders need to reinvent themselves by developing new strategic, political, interpersonal, and self-management skills to inspire people, nurture relationships, energize teams, groom successors, and influence stakeholders. What Happens Now? shows you how, with stories from dozens of leaders and specific tools you can use to avoid stalling, and soar instead.