Leaders go through many transitions in their careers. Each brings new crises and challenges, these moments can be wrenching and can threaten your confidence but they are are predictable. Knowing what to expect can help you get through and perhaps emerge stronger.
In this Article the writer says a leader’s life has seven ages and they parallel those Shakespeare write about “the seven ages of man”.
One of the greatest challenges a leader faces at the height of his or her career is not simply allowing people to speak the truth but actually being able to hear it.
At this stage the challenge is different, because leader further along in their careers are frequently brought in with a specific mandate to bring about change, and their actions have a direct and immediate impact on an organization long-term fortunes. Hesitation can be disastrous .