I got a ‘wake up’ call in a private conversation I had with a Financial Services Executive two levels below the CEO in a Fortune 500 Company in another part of the US.
While he has all the perks that we discussed during our 45 minute call (plane, expense account, etc), he is still bothered by the notion that his fellow executives are ‘competing’ with him for advancement.
This competition has started to take a toll on his family time & relationship.
At the end of the discussion, he concluded that sacrificing his family relationship to try to get the CEO office at all costs was not worth it.
An interesting conversation- certainly rare actual experience & wisdom I can use with myself, friends and clients.
The conversation happened because we are connected through Urban Financial Services Coalition- since I volunteer on a NATIONAL level. Very enriching…