FAST COMPANY: WHat if you lost the competition for a senior job?
MATT PAESE: If you've lost a horse race for a job, I think you have to consider whether or not your goal is to have that job or that type of job or whether your goal is to advance your career and the contribution you want to make. There are a lot of senior leaders we've seen who have lost the horse race, so to speak, but have reinvented themselves as leaders, non-CEO leaders, who make as big or bigger contribution than the most visible person, the CEO, does, but in fact their roles, simply because of the way they've crafted them or reinvented their own contributions, have been bigger contributions than they might have imagined.
Succession Planning for CEOs
Matthew Paese has consulted with CEOs and senior teams from many leading organizations around the world to design and implement strategic talent initiatives, including organizational talent strategy, succession management, CEO succession, executive assessment, executive coaching and development, and executive team building. Matt also maintains a number of executive coaching relationships with senior executives in a variety of industries.