What to Do After a Promotion
2/6/2008 5:20:32 PM
By TODDI GUTNER (WSJ) -- After the excitement wears off, you need to get down to business. Here's how: Being promoted is almost always a cause for celebration. But it can also be a source of stress. Some 52% of U.S. corporate leaders surveyed last year by Development Dimensions International, a leadership development and executive hiring consultant, said that a clear sense of performance expectations would have been most helpful in the transition to a new role. And 20% of the respondents reported that being promoted was their number one challenge—and source of stress--in 2007, according to the report "Leaders in Transition: Stepping Up, Not Off." To minimize the stress, Matthew Pease, vice president of Executive Solutions at DDI and co-author of the report, suggests you confirm the job expectations, goals and roles with the senior executives at the onset of the job. "Put the end in mind at the beginning and start with the business outcomes that are needed," he says. Read full article below.