If you were an early to mid-career professional and had the chance to spend time with a respected senior leader, what would you want to ask them about the executive life?
You'd probably want to know how they got noticed for their first senior position, how they transitioned from a tactical to a strategic mindset, and how they kept advancing their career up the corporate ladder.
You'd also want to know how to manage the way others perceive you and how to emulate the behaviors, skills, and attitudes of leadership that led to a successful, enjoyable career.
Finally, you'd want their advice to be clear and actionable, free of platitudes, geeky HR speak, and confusing diagrams. And you'd love to hear a few stories and observations about what worked - and what didn't - along the way.