By J. Benjamin Forbes, James E. Piercy
This work represents the first study of executive mobility to be founded on research-based data rather than opinion. Throughout the book, Forbes and Piercy deal with specific issues such as the early promotion versus the "late bloomer," changing industries in an attempt to move up more quickly, and areas of greatest opportunity for women executives. Separate chapter topics include the early years, mid-career issues, origins and formative years of a CEO, and career differences in various industries. A concluding chapter offers practical advice on reforming executive development and strategically planning an individual career.