Designed to serve as background for the reading “Managing Your Career” module of the second year MBA elective power and influence. Describes the way in which managers learn and develop through on-the-job experience. Outlines a model for the introduction of a “success syndrome” by building power and influence over the career. Also, some of the specific challenges: 1) director of a early career, 2) development of power as a minority in the organization and the “glass ceiling” phenom … Read more »

Designed to serve as background for the reading “Managing Your Career” module of the second year MBA elective power and influence. Describes the way in which managers learn and develop through on-the-job experience. Outlines a model for the introduction of a “success syndrome” by building power and influence over the career. Also, some of the specific challenges: 1) director of a early career, 2) development of power as a minority in the organization and the “glass ceiling” phenomenon, and 3) the development of ethical judgment. Focusing attention on the importance of self-introspection and in building a successful career, the note concludes with a list of questions individuals should ask themselves periodically to take stock of their professional and personal development.
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Linda A. Hill
14 pages.
Release Date: 20, March 1994. Prod #: 494 082 PDF-ENG
Manage your career HBR case solution