How to Succeed as a first-time executive

Thursday, Nov. 14, 12 pm (Central)

Begin a lifelong leadership journey on the right foot. 

It’s important to view one’s first executive assignment as the beginning of a leadership journey that will last a lifetime. There will be discussion of how leadership responsibilities evolve in organizations and over the course of one’s career, why it’s useful to view each executive assignment as preparation for the next, and the importance of focusing on certain key priorities that will help ensure success in the first assignment in particular.
During this presentation, attendees will learn:
  • How executive responsibilities in organizations evolve through four stages, from managing individual projects to inspiring organizational purpose
  • The three priorities that should be at the top of every new executive’s “to-do” list
  • The specific steps every new executive should take to successfully address each of these three priorities


About the Presenter: Eric Fridman, AM'79

Eric Fridman, AM’79, has spent the better part of his 30-year professional career as a marketing, communications, and strategy executive helping high-technology companies and universities tell their stories of who they are, what they do, how they’re different, and why that matters. He now teaches, consults, and maintains an executive coaching practice, supporting individuals and organizations who want to develop skills and behaviors that will make them more successful in an increasingly competitive world. Fridman holds an MBA from Northwestern where he has taught for the past 20 years.





Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 12pm (Central)

Cost: Complimentary
Location: Online




Event Contact

Linda Pantale
Associate Director, Career Development
UChicago Alumni Association Contact