One of the best ways to prepare for corporate leadership early in your career is to serve on non-profit boards, advises Linda Rebrovick, president of Impact Corporate Consulting in Nashville, Tenn. The experience of working with a leadership team and achieving organizational goals is invaluable as you move into the corporate board orbit later in your career.
It’s also important to remember that everyone in the company is in sales, she says. Even if they’re not calling on potential customers, they still represent the company and can affect its prospects for success.
Rebrovick is a 1977 Harbert graduate in marketing.