I’ve built a job for myself working with CEOs and non-executive directors, helping them to build trust and profile. It’s fascinating work that very often leads to discussions about career goals and frustrations. On occasions we talk about what’s going well. But most of the time we talk about what’s not working.
Of these conversations, one of the most frequent is when my client confides that they’re not “in the club”. This conversation happens with surprising regularity. It comes from people young and old, senior and junior, male and female. It is truly equal opportunity paranoia.