Knowledge

Von Rundstedt has already guided 500 executive board members, managing directors and senior executives towards the next step in their career path. In doing so, we’ve gathered considerable knowledge of people and markets. Read here about what’s important to top managers who want to move ahead.


What happens when top managers lose their jobs?

The phases of a career transition


Our study Trouble in the Fast Lane paints a detailed picture of what senior executives go through during unwanted periods of transition. It helps people in management positions to recognise critical career situations at an early stage and gives practical tips to those who have lost their jobs. The study, the only one of its kind in Germany, was supervised by Sebastian Debnar-Daumler of the HPO Research Group.

Our whitepaper provides specific information and advice that will guide you in practice and show you how to solve your career transition problems.


Study

Top managers during career transitions


A comparison of these periods of profound transition reveals a number of things in common. Like thunderstorms, they have different phases. Managers, like mountain hikers, are usually taken by surprise when the storm hits. They must take a long and difficult route before finding their way back into the sunlight.


E-book

Mosaic careers

(available in German only)

What makes successful people tick? To find the answer to this question, we asked some 30 managers, businesspeople, self-employed professionals and creative workers to talk about their lives: What shaped them, what were the key events in their careers, what were the biggest hurdles, and how did they overcome them? These detailed interviews gave us a deeper understanding of their world and how they think.

Download a free excerpt from our new e-book, Mosaic careers – New Opportunities for Shaping Careers and Challenges for Managers.


Top manager blog

How to launch a career


At Topmanager-Blog.ch our experts write about career transitions for top managers and discuss topics relating to leadership. You’ll also find practical tips on how to expand and activate your network.