John Beeson on the Unwritten Rules of Getting Ahead

You work hard and get consistently solid performance reviews, but still haven’t landed the coveted management level promotion you know you deserve. In his new book, Unwritten Rules, John Beeson explains that you need to be much more than a workhorse to transcend the cubicle walls and just how take the reins of your career trajectory.
With 20 years of management experience and birds eye perspective of promotion and executive placement decision making, John has identified the six essential skills you must embody to bolster your career to the next level. He explicitly outlines the attributes and strategies necessary to successfully clear the invisible hurdles that could be holding you back from your C-Level Suite.

John Beeson is Principal of Beeson Consulting, a management consulting firm specializing in succession planning; executive assessment, coaching, and development; and organization design. Earlier in his career, he served as partner and officer of Harbridge House, Inc., a Boston-based management consulting firm. Clients for whom John has consulted include Best Buy, Colgate-Palmolive, General Electric, International Paper, Philips Electronics, Sprint, Bank of America, Aetna, MassMutual Financial Services, and UTC.

In addition to his consulting experience, John worked at Hallmark Cards, Inc., serving as Corporate Director of Organization and Human Resource Development. Prior to joining Hallmark, John was responsible for management and organization development at Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, Inc. At both Frito-Lay and Hallmark his responsibilities included management development, succession planning, and organization development on a company-wide basis. John is a graduate of Amherst College and holds an MBA from the Wharton Graduate Division of the University of Pennsylvania.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:

*The Voice of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire, Influence and Achieve Results

*Mastering Organizational Politics, Influence and Alliances

*Strategy Execution: Getting It Done

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:

*The AMA Handbook of Leadership, by Marshall Goldsmith, John Baldoni, Sarah McArthur

*The Power of Strategy Innovation, by Robert E. Johnston, J. Douglas
*The Art of the Strategist: 10 Essential Principles for Leading Your Company to Victory
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