Start before the new leader starts
The sooner everyone knows what it will take to work well together, the faster they can start getting results. Our process begins with pre-boarding: setting shared expectations with the new leader, their manager, and other key stakeholders. Then, over the first 100 days, we provide the new leader with the tools and resources they need to quickly read the lay of the land and manage the intense pressure of learning a new role. In parallel, we help the organization adjust to their new leader. The result: Everyone knows how to start winning together quickly.
External hires face different challenges than those promoted from within. For executives coming in from the outside, we focus on providing an understanding of the new culture and its often-unspoken rules, establishing a trade route of relationships with key stakeholders, and building a high performing team.
For internal promotions, we provide guidance on what skills and mindsets to rely on, let go of, and add on as they grow into their new position. Plus, we coach the new executive on how to elevate their game to a more senior organizational leadership role.
For external and internal transitions alike, this mutual assimilation process provides a clear picture of where they are and where they need to go. It raises questions they may not know to ask. And it identifies the actions that will move them, their team, and the organization forward together.