The annual CEO Success Survey by PWC revealed that CEO turnover at the 2500 largest companies in the world rose from 14.3% in 2014 to 16.6% in 2015—a record high for this study. 58% of the highest-priority hires, new executives hired from the outside, fail in their new position within 18 months (Michael Watkins). Only … Continue reading The PAINFUL TRUTH – recruitment has a high failure rate!!
The Ten Stage Plan to Deliver Amazing Personal and Business Results in the First 120 Days in a new role. Assuming you’ve got the job, have accepted the offer and are ready to launch yourself into this new role, probably in a new business – what should you be concentrating on to really deliver for … Continue reading You’ve got the Job – how about a Plan for the First 120 Days?
Go on … Prove yourself during the ‘Honeymoon’ In most walks of life there is a ‘honeymoon’ period and, for many years, new leaders and senior executives have had their ‘First three months’. Pressure to deliver in today’s business environment may well have changed this. Newly elected presidents, prime ministers, leaders in business and senior executives … Continue reading Recruitment is Fatally Flawed …
Interviewed in The Sunday Times August 13th 2017 actor and director Idris Elba was quoted … “I feel like fear is a really boring waste of time. It’s a muscle. It’s an exercise. It’s pushing past the comfort zone. You can’t live a life thinking it could go bad. I could have got run over … Continue reading Idris Elba nails it …
The great organisations give space, support and a framework for success that is clear – this is not the soft option or approach – many people, as you may have experienced, see the setting and managing of clear frameworks more difficult that just letting people succeed or fail on their own account. The number of … Continue reading Focus on Feedback not Failure
Play along and WIN the Corporate Game but take some risks with your team that really stretch those Possibilities ….. www.theresultscentre.com Those teams with the vision, drive and creative engineering mindset who designed and built Concorde in the 1960’s lived and chose to work in a World of Possibilities. They were not constrained by the … Continue reading What would flying Concorde in your Bi-Plane business look like?
How come the importance of a coach on the performance of an Olympic athlete is often not reflected in the business world? An athlete’s sheer determination undoubtedly contributes to victory but it’s important to remember they don’t do it alone. After being questioned about running 10.04 seconds in Ostrava in the run up to the London … Continue reading Olympians have them – why not you?
A Heidrick & Struggles study of 20,000 executives found that 40% of those hired at senior level left 18 months later. If the first 120 days in a new role determines long-term performance, what makes them successful? Understanding what positively impacts the first four months – or 120 days – in role sets the barometer … Continue reading Transition and Onboarding – ask yourself 3 Questions …
I get asked this question daily. Leadership is open to widely different interpretations and full of confusing ideas and terminology. The descriptions, definitions and examples of leadership vary enormously. We lead when we are first given a supervisory role at work, a monarch and president are both leaders. We lead our own children in rights … Continue reading How do you define Leadership?
I often get asked, ‘Does executive coaching really work?’ Research carried out over a number of years and in different contexts suggests that it does. The research covers a lot of common ground when discussing the benefits and results of coaching, albeit to varying degrees. Clutterbuck and Megginson (2011) set the context for the measurement … Continue reading How Effective is Executive Coaching?