Getting ahead as a 'high-potential' manager

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 2:04pm EDT

Many companies are grooming high potential executives to keep rising stars during the recovery, according to leadership consultants, business schools and management coaches, the Wall Street Journal reports.

High potential managers or "Hi-pos" often get extra training, powerful mentors, "stretch" assignments and faster promotions, according to the article.

But the status doesn't guarantee upward mobility, the article warns. Some Hi-pos end up feeling so entitled they stop trying to improve.

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