NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – August 3, 2010) –  The economic downturn has slowed career progress for managers at most companies, and many aspiring executives feel their careers have stalled — even though they’re delivering consistent results and getting positive performance reviews.

Yet, there is a pathway to being “first off the bench” for new, career-developing assignments and positions, according to John Beeson, succession planning and organizational development consultant and author of the forthcoming The Unwritten Rules: The Six Skills You Need to Get Promoted to the Executive Level (Jossey-Bass, fall 2010).

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