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Thursday, March 06, 2014

Witt/Kieffer senior partner Jena Abernathy explains in the cover story of Leadership Excellence that taking chances and pursuing new paths are ways to enhance one’s career. Those in supporting functions can use their experience to their advantage while keeping career ambitions lofty. “Don’t be afraid to diversify your experiences and executive portfolio to promote your professional brand,” says Abernathy.

Abernathy offers seven tips that leaders in support functions should keep in mind as they work to break into new roles. Abernathy notes, “I always say, you can’t be a little bit CEO. If you want to ultimately rise to any dream position, commit the time and personal resources to preparing yourself for a tougher, more expansive role.”

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