A Proven Process for Boosting Transitions
If you have been struggling with your new job, it’sa because one of the parts in the system was not designed for this new position. Here is why most external hires fail.
Here’s Why 40% Fail in a new position
You go through Recruitment, you spend a lot of time in the “seduction” dance. Then you arrive on the first day, and you realize you oversold yourself and they under-warned you about what you are going to find there.
And you struggle in showing the quick wins; you cannot get their trust, you fail to connect to the new team and creating change is not apparent. Your new bosses let you prove yourself. You cannot afford to pay consultants. And it takes a lot of time to find your way.
You are in a sink-or-swim situation.
And all this in a highly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. While you have no proper supporters. The pressure won’t get lighter.
Read the whole “Why leaders fail” Article …
We have built a 4-step System to help you successfully start your new job.
The reason your current approach didn’t work was that you skipped the most important step.
The first thing we do for our clients is to make them go through an exhaustive strategy process.
Once you have this structured strategy, the On-boarding Roadmap you have a real chance of succeeding in the next steps of 2) Creating Awareness with Self-Assessment Tools and Business Diagnosis Tools 3) Upgrading your Tools to level up your Skills, and 4) building long term Credibility.
Step 1. Transition Roadmap
The first part of success in the new job starts with building a real structured Onboarding Roadmap strategy. Not just contract, procedures, and coffee at some introduction meetings.
It’s far more in-depth than that. Most leaders never take the time to do detailed strategy work before they start their new job.
No matter where you are in your career right now, you can always benefit from stopping to do a thorough personal review. This will help you sustain your strategy in the new job and guide you in turmoil.
Step 2. Creating awareness.
Strategies are great. You certainly need one. But these days having a Strategy is not enough. The world is more sophisticated now.
What you need to do is becoming quickly aware of your leadership weak-points and develop them quickly.
Understand the business you’re in where you are so you can project where to get. Self-Assessment Tools and Business Diagnosis Tools are proven to help you gain awareness to adapt quickly, perform better, and deliver faster results.
And permanently adjust and integrate new pieces of information in your strategy.
Step 3. Upgrade your tools to level up your skills.
Once you build your Onboarding and beyond strategy, and made your self and business diagnosis, you have two choices to advance very quickly in gaining credibility. You either spend money (on external consultants) or Time (through searching what the best approach is). There is nothing quick or easy about getting credibility and trust from your new Team, Bosses, or Peers. But you can quickly get high quality, targeted actions with focused support and laser target Knowledge. Boost your Skills with a blend of Learning and Coaching.
Step 4 – Building a Long-Term Personal Brand
Having consultants is great in Crisis Situations. But here’s the problem. You have to pay for them! And it can’t go forever. And this will not build your credibility. Once you successfully got your early wins and shown some signs for future trust to your new Environment, it’s time to take your brand to the next level. You need to prove yourself an expert in this new job. You need to be able to inspire your team throughout the complicated changing process. Paying consultant to make your organization adhere to your new ideas is a way to discredit yourself in the long term. The quality of what you say matters. You must lead this and make it great. This is where a clear personal message, your own why can take your career to the next level. But it has to be in your mindset and of the highest possible leadership.
Building a real Leadership strategy in a new Environment comes down to understanding three things.
1) Who are you? Why you do what you do? What is grounding you, and what is shaking you? How can you get back in control?
2) How does the change impact people? Can you motivate and influence them?
3) How can you show them a bridge that they will trust to walk towards the better future you offer them?
Strategy and Roadmap at their core are simple.
Building Credibility and a Personal Brand in a whole new place is hard work.
And if you don’t have a system, it has high failure rate chances
Step 1 – Who are you? Why you do what you do?
Your answer to those questions is making you a Leader. Your Values and Beliefs build your story. Moreover, the story you tell yourself today enhances or limit you tomorrow. Also, it will help you build Trust. The foundation of our strategy Roadmap work is a series of actions and exercises we use to understand yourself, your mindset. Diagnose your new Environment and craft your three months plan.
Step 2 – Navigate Through Change
Different people have different reactions in tormented moments. Your new team will be willing to give you credit if you meet them in their pain moments. We all have an idea of a better workplace we genuinely want. However, the problem is that different people need a different approach. What are the key moments that can make you or break you? When will you need to pay attention? We use a series of exercises and assessments to help you understand your leadership derailers. Because of the high expectations placed on leaders, it is essential to strive towards exceptional performance.
Step 3 – Building the Credibility Bridge
Once you understand your new team expectations, you can start applying your strategy idea. Exactly what you need do to inspire them to get the results. Now it’s time to implement it out in extreme detail. That means every single meeting, email, action, and interaction will be following three outcomes. All mapped out in excruciating detail: building trust, prove your expertise, and maintaining your mindset.
To build a customized Transition Roadmap for an organization, it can take months
To adapt our model for customers, we spend over 40+ hours doing the hard strategy work.
This is why we have designed the Leaders Transition Booster Online Program.
In this Program, you will learn exactly how to build your strategy and get the Templates, Audits, and exercises you need to develop a plan with the Leaders Transition Booster Method.
Moreover, You can use it further in your future jobs changing or implement it in your HR department so you can have in-house training.
To qualify for the Program, here is what you need to do.
1) Please give us some more information about you.
2) Take the Influential Leaders Transition Booster Test to find out where you stand with your Influence Leadership style, Change, and Transition knowledge.
3) Sign-up for the special offer of the Leadership Transition Program available until October 2019.
So start to Build your Strategy and Roadmap using the same templates we use with the Platinum Clients.
NOTE: If you are not ready to invest in the Program right away, you can watch the FREE Leaders Transition Booster Module to sample the content and make an informed buying decision.