Often, when someone is first appointed to a leadership role, it occurs via a “battlefield promotion” where the person in front of them, the incumbent leader goes up, down, or away, and they are thrust into the role. For some reason, this often seems to occur on a Friday, and the conversation goes something like this: “You’ve been here a while now, and you know the business, the people and processes. You’re a natural. Starting Monday, I want you to be the new (fill in the blank job title). I have confidence that you will succeed.” Left unsaid is the very real message, “and you’ve got all weekend to get ready.”Read more
How can mid-level to senior leaders become better equipped to steer their organizations and their people through change?
That’s a question human capital experts are asking with increasing frequency as the effects of change are felt in every corner of organizations. Managers of teams, projects, departments and functions are in unique and powerful position to drive change – and face real challenges in making it happen. They must translate the C-suite’s vision for change to the front lines. They must help direct reports navigate the emotions of transition and also generate alignment and commitment.Read more