February 28, 2024 | 09:30 ‒ 11:30

How Ambitious Managers Make the Jump to Leadership

The chasm separating managers from leaders is widening, because the responsibilities of leaders, and the skills required to be effective in the role, are growing in number and complexity. People who are ambitious and want to cross the chasm must ask themselves: do they really want to lead? Why? And what does it mean to be a leader?

Bryant presents a playbook for how people can make the biggest jump of their career—starting with proving themselves as a manager, then advancing to more senior roles to increase their impact, and finally making the fundamental mindset shifts that are necessary to succeed by understanding how they need to be as a leader.

Drawing on powerful insights, compelling stories and proven techniques from top leaders, Bryant describes what it takes to become confident in your leadership, sharing strategies and tactics for building a loyal following, winning promotions without asking for them, and developing a legacy by helping others make the leap themselves.

Adam Bryant is Senior Managing Director and Partner at the ExCo Group, where he works with hundreds of senior leaders and high-potential executives. He also works with executive leadership teams to help drive their transformation strategies, based on a best-practices framework he developed for his widely praised book, “THE CEO TEST”.