One CEO’s cheat sheet to the top


MPW Insider is one of several online communities where the biggest names in business answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for: What advice would you give someone going into a leadership position for the first time? is written by Kathy Bloomgarden, CEO of Ruder Finn.

Leaders get to top positions through ambition, results-focused drive and a lot of hard work. Many think that getting there is the hard part, but in my opinion, it’s what you deliver as a leader that is the real barometer for success. Leaders must always be on the edge of their seat for the hard knocks ahead. Below is my cheat sheet to success for new or aspiring leaders:

  • Be prepared to be wrong. As you take on a leadership role, it’s important that you never get too confident. I find that the best leaders stay humble. Go deep into your organization to…

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