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A Majority of Professionals aren’t prepared to become CEO

Attempting to attract and retain your talent by offering them senior leadership positions might once have been an effective strategy – but looks like that has changed.

A surprisingly large number of workers are simply not interested in the corner office.

Polling more than 700 leaders in talent and learning management, the Global Workforce Leadership Survey found only 11% of professionals are aspiring to attain C-level positions.

Among these respondents, only 36% of women versus 64% of men aspire to be C-level executives, highlighting a striking gender divide in career ambitions.

Additionally, the report found only 31% of younger Millennial employees wanted senior leadership positions – slightly less than their Gen X seniors (38%).

What’s concerning here is that, quite literally, the future leadership at some critical global organisations is at risk…

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Your Resume should not look like this

Cindy’s Career, 2000 – 2012

Cindy, a victim of the current recession, her career has been on life support since a layoff from a healthcare consulting firm. Prior to its final demise, Cindy took her career through a stint as a personal fitness trainer and ended it working in a car sales with a luxury-car dealership.

Cindy was a graduate of a prestigious university where she earned a degree in integrated science and technology. She immediately began employment as a tumor biology lab technician where she worked for two years before joining the consulting firm. While there, she “utilized empirical data and statistically significant best practices to influence positive change for client’s capital efficiencies.”

In addition to the above, Cindy was a certified phlebotomist, published numerous medical research papers, and played high school soccer. Cindy’s Career was only seven years old…

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