Imperatives for high potentials
Successful high potentials are adept at mastering three key requirements: managing yourself, managing your network and managing your team
When organizations identify their rising stars and put them on a fast leadership track, the results can be unexpected and disappointing. These high potential candidates are smart, talented and ambitious people, and yet many fail to grasp the most important tenets of leadership. Having worked for more than a dozen years with these prospective leaders at Harvard Business School’s High Potentials Leadership Program, I have witnessed a recurring set of reasons why high potentials tend to derail.