Best in brief: The ascent of the (chair)man

From Harvard Business Review (Jan 2004): Bennis, `The ascent of (chair)man' describes seven stages of development in the life of a successful executive, on the lines of Shakespeare's seven ages of man (As You Like It).

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The ascent of (chair)man

Warren G. Bennis

A leader's life unfolds in seven stages, and each stage of leadership brings new crises and challenges. From Shakespeare's perspective in As You Like It, theywould be: infant, schoolboy, lover, soldier,...