Great paper from velocityHUB on Making it Easier to Transition into Executive Leadership

“9 Steps to Make an Executive Transition”

In our leadership coaching with corporate executive teams, we will often have individuals approach us for coaching transitioning to their next executive opportunity. These executives have often been with their companies for 10, 20 and sometimes over 30 years, and they find themselves for the first time in a position where they are looking for their next opportunity.  Given that they have been with their companies for a long time, the “next step” has been generally been outlined for them and they’ve followed a well-worn path to their current positions.  They had mentors, but no real coaching on how to find a new position outside of the organization they’ve been in.  While they are excellent leaders & performers with tons of experience, they may not possess the assets & coaching that they need to take their next steps.

Through our executive transition process, we make this easy. We have identified the key assets that corporate executives need to develop, as well as the process to go through to determine next steps. Sometimes, all we need is just a refresh and a direction. We have included these assets & steps below for making an executive transition.

Based on our experience we have included 9 Steps to Making an Easier Executive Transition:

  1. Conduct a Self Assessment
  2. Determine Your Degree of Transition
  3. Develop Your Brand
  4. Develop Your Recruiting Resources
  5. Leverage Your Relationships
  6. Assemble Your Support Team
  7. Research & Recruit
  8. Set Your Process in Motion
  9. Follow Up and Adjust

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