Strategic Start® Executive Onboarding
Rapid Integration and Success
The stakes are high. Most organizations take the time (six-months to a year) and expense (twice the cost of the annual salary) to hire or promote the best strategic fit for top executive leadership roles. They adeptly screen for leadership agility, expertise in industry, proven track records of successful results, and a leadership style and values to fit the culture.
Why are up to half of these placements regarded as failures two years later?
Your brilliant, newly hired superstar cannot yet know the politics, history, or culture of an organization, nor possess the internal network of relationships essential to success. They simply don’t have the depth of understanding about the operational and strategic situation that fosters good decisions. Yet they are expected to deliver results faster than ever. Addressing this gap is the purpose of a structured strategic approach, going beyond onboarding to strategic integration essential for long-term success.
To meet the challenge of navigating the crucial first 100 days in office and create the foundation for long-term success, we designed STRATEGIC START®, a timely executive onboarding and integration solution, and a smart investment to dramatically increase the likelihood of success. We begin by listening to you, custom designing an approach to fit your needs. Our unique coaching and consulting process has revolutionized executive transitions and provided crucial benefits for the hundreds of new executives we’ve transitioned in government agencies, corporations, unions, non-profits and associations.
STRATEGIC START®’s unique personalized approach results in rapidly building trust and the critical learning that often takes up to 18 months. Executives are counseled to take advantage of their brief honeymoon period, leveraging it as an invaluable opportunity to access information, learn the culture, assess needs, and intelligently initiate change. Strategic Start® is designed to help newly promoted and hired executives cultivate the hidden network of influencers, critical for reaching sound decisions and fueling early momentum. Down load a PDF brochure here.
During the next six months transition coaching sessions, planning meetings for early wins and continuing development and evolution of the direct report team, creates the foundation for long term success. Follow up meetings ensure alignment with the hiring manager and building a powerful network of supporters.