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Double Outsiders by Jessica Faye Carter JD MBA

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CHAPTER 7 Women of Color in the Management Pipeline

Succession planning is crucial to the future success of any business, and a buzz always encircles those whom the company has tapped to lead the organization into the future. Such people are considered to be in the “pipeline” of leadership for the company. You don’t have to want the CEO role to be in this pipeline; but you do need to be in the pipeline to advance your career.

This chapter addresses the behind-the-scenes activities that surround the “pipeline.” It discusses how to get into the pipeline and the “power signals” that peers and management will send to you when you’re in it. Other topics addressed include learning to “read the tea leaves” (understanding delicately crafted signals from ...

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