The Transition to Officer: A Discussion of New Expectations

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by Thomas E. Ferguson

A promotion to officer in a corporation is the culmination of a business executives lifelong dream and hard work. It may mean a large salary increase, a new office, access to the corporate jet, and a number of other significant perks that let the world know you are on top of your game. What do you do now?

Unfortunately, says Tom Ferguson, author of The Transition to Officer, many corporations neglect to communicate their expectations to new officers. This often leads to unnecessary personal risk, nonperformance, or ultimately career failure. The Transition to Officer covers business aspects all new officers must know and not only is a must read for new corporate officers, but managers and supervisors will also benefit from Fergusons expertise.

About the Author

Thomas E. Ferguson is a retired utility executive and currently a 3M McKnight Professor at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He received degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota and also attended the Minnesota Executive Program in the Carlson School of Management. A former member and officer of many professional organizations, including the Mid-continent Area Power Pool and the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies, he has also served on the Governors Information Access Council and was a board member and officer of several charities and local planning boards, as well as raising two daughters. He has been married to his wife, Dorothy, for over thirty years and is a lifelong resident of Minnesota.

(2008, paperback, 94 pages)