Effective transitions result from a well-orchestrated onboarding and transition plan

Onboarding a senior executive is a mission-critical endeavour. Their ability to build rapport and align their team on strategic topics, is critical to the outcomes they need to deliver. Gerard Daniels believes the most effective transitions result from a well-orchestrated onboarding and transition plan.

A deliberate and focused transition plan can dramatically improve a leader’s potential for success. It positions them to create strong relationships with their teams, gather important observations about culture and how work needs to get done, while developing an effective leadership style in the context of the business.

Barry Bloch
At Gerard Daniels, we have a unique and proven capability that can help new leaders adjust to their new roles quicker and deliver on their intended goals. We call this the “executive onboarding and alignment”.
Barry Bloch - Global Partner for Board and Executive Leadership

This plan enables the incoming leader to shape the vision, strategy and execution plan to move the organisation into the future. For a newly hired senior executive, the first 180 days are critical – shaky starts can impact long-term performance, irrespective of experience and competence. Focusing on a successful transition for new leaders, particularly if they are an external hire, is paramount.

At Gerard Daniels, we have a unique and proven capability that can help leaders adjust to their new roles quicker and deliver on their intended goals. We call this “executive onboarding and alignment”. This capability is underpinned by a robust process, using online dialog and AI based analytics - helping new leaders identify and resolve gaps between their approach and their new team, leading to a detailed and fully endorsed execution plan. The capability is designed to identify misalignment and to ensure positive outcomes across any organisational scenario. The process rapidly provides strong insight and alignment with organisational culture, strategy, and the leadership team; leading to accelerated executive impact. Leaders who have onboarded using Gerard Daniels capability have cited three times higher performance improvement in their initiatives.

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