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 Don’t just talk about it – Give the FEEDBACK!
Category: Career Transition
The annual CEO Success Survey by PWC revealed that turnover among CEOs at the world’s 2,500 largest companies soared to a record high of 17.5% in 2018 — 3 percentage points higher than the 14.5% rate in 2017 and above what has been the norm for the last decade. 58% of the highest priority hires, … Continue reading The PAINFUL TRUTH – recruitment has a high failure rate!!
You’ve got the job, accepted the offer and are ready to launch yourself into your exciting new role. So, what should you be concentrating on to really deliver for yourself, your new team and, most importantly, your new employer? No matter how qualified and experienced you are, you need a clear plan to hit the … 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
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 …
Half of my clients are women, the majority of people writing about gender equality are women and I wanted to ask some questions to my male business partner. Here goes: What do you think it’s like to be a woman in business? There is no doubt that there is a seam of misogynist attitude that … Continue reading I asked a man what it’s like to be a woman in business
Marshall Goldsmith, author of ‘What Got You Here Won’t Get You There’ asks some interesting questions about business coaching. He says “Imagine yourself at 95, knowing what was important and what wasn’t. Take that knowledge to heart now, both for your career and for your personal life”. You are now about to receive the best … Continue reading The Best Coaching You Will Ever Get!