In a Harvard Business Review video, leadership consultant, Ron Carucci, claims that 50% to 60% of executives fail in their first executive role. Curious, Ron studied successful executives to find what they did differently from those who didn’t succeed.
Carucci discovered four key factors that we’ll discuss in this four-part series. The first factor is Breadth.
New executives tend to have a narrow view of business. Understanding the whole picture of any organization is critical in having the breadth of knowledge necessary to make wise decisions.
The Apostle Peter had a hard time seeing the big picture. In Matthew 16:23, Jesus said to Peter, “You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.”
In your leadership role, seek understanding about all aspects of your organization.