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All the Leader You Can Be: The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence by Suzanne Bates

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CHAPTER 6

Moving Ahead

Executive Presence When Facing New Challenges

Every adversity contains, at the same time, a seed of equivalent opportunity!

—NAPOLEON HILL

After obtaining her MBA, Alicia Sanchez joined a large investment bank, seizing the opportunity to take assignments outside the United States in Latin America and in Europe. After nine years she had hefty global money management experience. Just a few months after returning home to the United States, her boss was fired and she was promoted to a senior role in portfolio management. The opportunity came along so suddenly that she didn’t have time to prepare—her boss left on Friday and she took over Monday morning.

The first few weeks were spent putting out fires. A parade of people streamed ...

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