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Shoots and Ladders was created for the leader in all of us as a way to improve our impact at the current level while preparing for the next. It enables the aspiring and the experienced to assess strengths and identify areas that often propel, stall or derail otherwise promising careers. Guided coaching sections promote deep insight and result in personally tailored action planning. Mentoring worksheets ensure continued learning through discussions with company advisors. Shoots and Ladders provides the tools to help you become the leader you know you can be.

“Wow, I loved this workbook! Shoots and Ladders is a conceptually rich collection of step-by-step examples of how to move up in your career. This is a workbook that will not sit on the shelf. It is an excellent resource for all leaders to dissect and respond to chapter by chapter.”

Patti Wilmot

Former Executive Vice President, Peoplefirst; Domino’s Pizza; current Founder, Wilmot and Associates

“Shoots and Ladders provides you with insight into what drives corporate promotion decisions and what factors determine long range career success. Individuals are guided through self-reflection to identify gaps and potential ‘career stallers’, making this self-help guide incredibly effective. I have had the privilege of being mentored/coached by Carlann personally, but if you aren’t given that opportunity, this guide can be a game changer for you—not only in your career but also in your personal life. This is a must read!”

Joy Avery

Executive Corporate Recruiter, GE Healthcare

“Carlann Fergusson’s workbook is a true insider’s guide to leadership. She was present in the boardroom to learn executives’ hiring preferences and shares these with you in this book. She includes a great series of self-assessments and not only pushes you to be honest but provides techniques and examples that draw out your honest answers! The book is a highly readable and doable approach to becoming a leader by examining yourself inside and out.”

Adam Kashuba

Director of Professional Development and Post-baccalaureate Programs, Northwestern University School of Professional Studies

About the Author

Carlann Fergusson is CEO of Propel Forward LLC. She is also an adjunct instructor for Northwestern University’s Leadership Certificate Program and a Master Certified Coach. Prior to founding the company, she was an executive and manager for Fortune 500s, private companies and the Government. She has over twenty-five years of experience in selecting, developing and coaching leaders.



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