What to do if your career is stalled and you don’t know why

What to do if your career is stalled and you don’t know why

Elena Lytkina Botelho and Katie Semmer Creagh

What do pandas have to do with stalled executive careers? According to leadership advisors Elena Lytkina Botelho and Katie Semmer Creagh, certain common traits are just like the cuddly bear: they look innocent, but they can deliver a damaging bite, powerful enough to stall someone’s career for reasons unbeknownst to them. Botelho and Creagh looked at over 100 executives who were finalists for C-suite role but ultimately turned down. Well over half had at least one “panda” issue. From executive presence to communication style to peer-level relationships, Botelho and Creagh look at the most common issues that stall careers, and what can be done to repair each, in this Harvard Business Review article.  

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