So you're in! Kick ass!
The new expertise we're targeting is Executive-level capability. The most effective executives have a mix of hard and soft skills.
Hard Skills: a meticulous tactical knowledge in their chosen professional field
Soft Skills: the flexibility to reshuffle priorities on a moment's notice, balancing the needs of the team, the org, and the customer.
These executives are also quite expensive. They bring the intensity and confidence of a specialist to the often-disorienting ambiguity of leadership.
And that's about to be us, baby.