A strong leadership plan right from the beginning will help senior leadership transition and be successful when they move into unfamiliar organizations.
(PRWEB) March 31, 2015
Executive Leadership Consulting today announces the launch of its latest insights paper “Starting Strong: 4 Keys to Success in Your New Executive Position.” The paper is geared towards executives in a new senior leadership position, whether they are new to executive leadership or simply moving to a new organization. The paper addresses the unique challenges inherent to starting in a new senior management role, and how executives can increase their chances of making a successful transition.
Executive transitions can be extremely challenging, both from the perspective of the new executive and the perspective of the organization. According to a recent leadership study by the DDI, one-third of executive leaders rank the transition to a new position as the utmost challenging life event. A failure in leadership can also be devastating to the organization.
“One of the obstacles to overcoming transitional challenges is that many executives come into a new position without a plan to start strong right from the beginning,” states the paper. Choosing the wrong person for the job can be costly — failed hires can cost an organization “24 times that hire’s base compensation.”
With this in mind, Executive Leadership Consulting developed “Starting Strong” to provide advice on mitigating these challenges and establishing a strong base for success in the first few months of a new executive position and beyond. The four-part plan’s steps are: Assessment, Alignment, Action, and Accountability.
“Reading about the failure rate and difficult transition of new executives is what drove the genesis of this paper,” said Sonya Shelton, CEO of Executive Leadership Consulting. “A strong leadership plan right from the beginning will help senior leadership transition and be successful when they move into unfamiliar organizations.”
According to the paper, creating a unified vision, voice, and direction for an organization is crucial to growing effective leadership influence. “Starting Strong: 4 Keys to Success in Your New Executive Position” is now available on Executive Leadership Consulting’s website.
About Executive Leadership Consulting
Sonya Shelton, CEO and founder of Executive Leadership Consulting, is the author of the #1 Amazon bestselling book “You’re an Executive, But Are You a Leader?” As an international speaker and consultant, she shows managers and executives how to increase their leadership effectiveness so they can boost their professional and business results. Executive Leadership Consulting offers workshops and coaching programs designed to develop leadership capability at all levels of the organization. Shelton designed the programs at Executive Leadership Consulting based on her more than 25 years experience as a leader in a variety of companies and industries, including the high-paced fields of publishing, advertising, and entertainment. She has worked as an executive coach and consultant with companies around the world from start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations