Magazine article Workforce

How to Climb to the Top as Quickly as Possible

Magazine article Workforce

How to Climb to the Top as Quickly as Possible

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THE FASTEST ROUTE UP THE corporate ladder today is through the marketing department, according to a yearlong survey of global executives sponsored by New York City-based executive-search firm Korn/Ferry International. Respondents from 160 corporations in Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America are unanimous in their selection of marketing as the fast track for key executive positions.

"The influence of the highly competitive global economy is being felt in the executive suite," says Michael D. Boxberger, president of Korn/Ferry International. "The fight for worldwide market share is heating up and corporations are turning to proven marketing leaders to protect and expand their competitive positions," he adds.

The global economy also is pushing international experience to the forefront; it ranks second to marketing as the fastest route to the top. Finance, which long had dominated as the top career path for senior executives falls into a distant third place.

Marketing is favored by 37 percent of the overall sample, and by 42 percent of executives in Latin America. International experience is a close second in valued career paths, selected by 29 percent of North Americans and Europeans surveyed and 26 percent of respondents from Latin America. …

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