Managing Your Leadership and Executive Career Plateau

Feeling stuck in your career can be frustrating and disheartening, but there are steps you can take to regain momentum and move forward.

Here are some things to consider when your career is stuck:

Assess your current situation.

Take a step back and evaluate your current role, responsibilities, and job satisfaction. Identify what you like and dislike about your current position and try to understand why you feel stuck.

Identify your career goals.

Clearly define your career goals and aspirations. This will help you to understand where you want to go and will give you a roadmap to follow as you work to move forward.

Develop new skills.

Stay current and relevant in your field by developing new skills and knowledge. Take online courses, attend workshops or conferences, or seek out mentorship opportunities.

One credential to explore is an Executive MBA program. Many companies are looking for people with advanced training when filling leadership positions. People with advanced credentials are more productive and innovative.


Build relationships with people in your industry and expand your professional network. This can help you to identify new opportunities and gain insights into different career paths.

For example, you can join the local or state Chamber of Commerce and attend professional conferences as a sponsor or speaker to position yourself as an industry expert.

Look for internal opportunities.

Speak with your colleagues about potential opportunities for growth within your current organization. They may be able to provide valuable insights and advice.

Seek feedback.

Ask for feedback from colleagues. This can help you to understand your strengths and weaknesses, and to identify areas for improvement.

Look for external opportunities.

Consider looking for new job opportunities outside of your current organization. This can help you to gain new experiences and expand your skill set. Volunteering, for example.

Be open-minded.

Be open to new opportunities and possibilities, even if they are outside of your comfort zone. You never know what may come your way.

Be patient.

Keep in mind that career growth and development take time. Be patient, stay positive, and keep working towards your goals.

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