Once a senior manager has a few years of experience under their belt, their attention turns to the next step of their career.
Some choose to pursue the next level of leadership, perhaps becoming a more senior director – either with their current employer or elsewhere.
This month sees WIL Group celebrate its fourth anniversary. The Group was founded on September 8, 2014 at the Hotel Normandy in Paris. It was born out of a growing need for interim management to become more globalised: to match the blurring borders of today’s business world.
No matter how senior they are or how many years of experience they have, most professionals have a couple of moments of uncertainty on walking into a new workplace for the first time.
It’s often a fleeting feeling of self-doubt – can I do this job? Will I like it here? Will people like me?
WIL Group places hundreds of highly experienced people into interim roles all over the world. Here’s what our contacts tell us about how to settle in somewhere new, fast.
Andrew Stewart from A.T, Kearney recently gave a presentation to WIL Group partners in which he stated that: "collaboration is about breaking down the barriers, and building trust in order to create the perfect culture."
In decades past, thriving businesses relied on a hierarchy with a strong emphasis on ‘command and control’. They did well because they were led by people with a clear vision, who used power and influence to drive their teams towards a common goal.
But business today is different. Globalisation, digitalisation and political unpredictability mean that companies need to collaborate with partners in all kinds of sectors. They must react and manage change fast and effectively, and harness innovation for competitive advantage.
Businesses cannot survive without strong leaders. Striving for success is what drives many of us forward, and as individuals we have our own varying definitions of what success means.
Strong leaders are able to unite people’s drive and energy for personal success and direct it towards constructing a great vision.