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Anne Sugar is an executive coach for Harvard Business School Executive Education and has guest lectured at MIT. She has served as a senior leader in the advertising industry, a media planning manager for Fortune 500 clients, and draws on her extensive management experience to advise senior executives and high performers transitioning into leadership roles.
Questions we'll tackle today:
  • You've made a significant career change that was likely a difficult decision to make. How did you build up the confidence to take the leap, and how did you know it was the right decision to make?
  • I would like to start off talking about branding. As a marketing and advertising leader, I’m sure you’ve tried your fair share of branding tactics. When you’re setting out to determine what a company or individual’s brand should represent, what is the thought process behind forming a brand that fits?
  • How to effectively network?
  • How does one start to develop their own career strategy, and what are characteristics of a strong strategy?
  • How can folks generally stand out from the crowd at the workplace?
  • What skills or expertise separates executives from other ranks? what unique abilities do they have?    is it more than just being very good at what they're being measured on?
  • For those that are looking to get promoted, are there certain skills or tactics you would recommend for them to focus on?
  • I know many large organizations have structured feedback systems. Do you feel these are effective, or should folks be doing more?

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