The First 90 Days was cited in this Forbes.com article about executive exit strategies entitled, “Leaving Well: Why the Last 90 Days Matter.” The author makes the point that while much emphasis is placed on advising leaders in their initial months in role, little advice is offered on how to leave an organization despite the fact that more often than not executives are remembered for their departures.
Having spent over a decade helping leaders make successful transitions, the importance of managing career moves effectively is something we are extremely passionate about at Genesis. The concepts on which our onboarding and integration solutions are based can be applied throughout an executive’s tenure in the broader context of career transitions.
To get a feel for the volume and variety of transitions a leader faces in his or her career span, consider the average number of transition challenges a new leader faces in a given role alone, as depicted in the diagram below.
Now put the above into an organizational context by imagining that at any given point in time an individual leader is impacted not only by their own transitions, but by those of their colleagues, peers, managers, direct reports, and so on (see diagram below). This regular churn of talent in an organization is such that if you can arm your workforce with the tools to make transitions more effectively, you can enhance organizational performance, responsiveness and nimbleness significantly. And by creating a culture that espouses supportive talent management practices, you will attract better people to your organization and create virtuous talent cycles.
If the idea of creating a transition-capable workforce resonates with you, watch our webinar on demand, “Case Studies in Enterprise Transition Support Solutions.” In the webinar Michael Watkins, best-selling author of The First 90 Days and Genesis Co-Founder, is joined by Genesis Leadership Consultant Rose Hollister, former Director of McDonald’s Leadership Institute where she was responsible for 1,600 executives worldwide. Rose brings considerable experience in designing and implementing transition support systems.
Webinar takeaways include:
- How supported transitions differ from their unsupported counterparts and the impact of failed transitions on an organization.
- How The First 90 Days® Transition Roadmap™ Framework can be applied across the organizational value chain from C-suite to director level, and beyond.
- That there is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” organizational onboarding solution.
- How Genesis co-designed and implemented three unique enterprise transition support solutions, illustrated by three client case studies.