Climbing up the corporate ladder was cited most frequently as life's
most difficult event -- beating out calling it quits with a spouse,
adjusting to a relocation or even grieving a death -- by nearly 20
percent of business leaders in a recent survey.
cause for a slap on the back, promotions also force us to deal with
more office politics, greater job complexity and increased reliance
on others, said Matt Paese of Development Dimensions International,
which conducted the study.
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Despite the hand-wringing promotions can provoke, almost half of
those surveyed said a move into a leadership position positively
affected their personal life.
The online survey was conducted in late 2006 among nearly 800
U.S. and foreign business leaders.
from file received from AP
Digital; article by Jackie Farwell, AP business writer]