4  What makes managers stumble?

The previous chapters contained an overview of what success actually is and what influences successful careers. As we have seen, dealing successfully and constructively with critical career situations plays a central role here. But what factors actually cause successful managers to stumble in their careers?

4.1 Leadership starts with leading yourself

Professional success is not attainable without being able to lead yourself and others well. Both aspects primarily have to do with being familiar with your own strengths and weaknesses, and working on yourself. Accordingly, my research for this book revealed that self-reflection is one of the most important prerequisites for pursuing a successful career.

Being able ...

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