It’s great to be offered a new and hopefully exciting role. But the reality can be very different. It is important to sit down and consider what you will need to know during your first 101 days in the company. It is vital that you take this time to note down your thoughts, and refer back … Continue reading Are you about to sleep walk to disaster?
Category: Cultivating Talent
Some years ago we worked with a client who was headhunted by a major retailer. For the sake of this example, let’s call her Helen. She joined the company in a major role in retail operations. Having already had experience of executive coaching in her previous company, took us with her to support and challenge … Continue reading Finding your own way
Even those who don’t follow football are familiar with Sir Alex Ferguson and his achievements at Manchester United FC. At times a controversial character, he has long been respected for his strong leadership and the achievements brought about under his management. Football is now so much more than a sport; it’s a highly competitive business … Continue reading How to build a team like Alex Ferguson
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 Making an organisation great
In today’s modern world most recruitment is thorough but, I would argue, fatally flawed. Too much effort is put into the ‘process’ of recruitment and precious little focus is put on the support mechanism, an appropriate induction, under development of a clear vision and strategy that is focused on a high degree of certainty for … Continue reading The flaws of recruitment
An internal study of 20,000 executive searches performed by global executive search company Heidrick & Struggles found that 40 per cent of executives hired at the senior level are pushed out, fail or leave within 18 months of their start date. This study and the data on recruitment success rates, below, are a clear indicator … Continue reading Is the Honeymoon period over for you?
Andy Murray wins Wimbledon with emphatic victory over Novak Djokovic Since Andy Murray changed his trainer and started working with Ivan Lendl, there has been a marked improvement not only in his game but also his mindset. Lendl introduced new training methods including working with Murray’s confidence. Since then, Andy Murray has been in grand … Continue reading Change your mindset: Andy Murray wins Wimbledon