John is Principal of Beeson Consulting, a management consulting firm specializing in succession planning; executive assessment, coaching, & development; & organization design. He is the author of The Unwritten Rules: The Six Skills You Need to Get Promoted to the Executive Level, an inside look into the factors that determine who does & doesn’t advance to the C-suite level.
John was a partner & officer of Harbridge House, Inc., a Boston-based management consulting firm. He worked at Hallmark Cards, Inc. & Frito-Lay where his responsibilities included succession planning & executive development on a company-wide basis.
His articles on succession planning & talent development have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Business Horizons, People & Strategy, & the Conference Board Review. He is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review blog network on leadership & executive development issues. You can follow him on Twitter @johnrbeeson.