Moving to a new leadership post can be challenging. Taking control of your integration process from day one will give you a much better chance of achieving a successful transfer, says Susan Peppercorn, writing for Harvard Business Review.
Recent research shows that up to half of new leader transitions fail within the first two years – even if the job appears to be the perfect fit. You can buck that trend by choosing an active route to establishing yourself, rather than relying on standard, in-house onboarding processes.
Peppercorn is an executive coach and speaker who has guided countless leaders through important career transitions, including some individuals who thought they would breeze into their dream role; the reality was much tougher.