Newly named CEO of Nestle USA, Steve Presley, is in good shape heading into his new job. He and the organization have approached this transition well. His biggest risk should be adjusting to changes down the road.
Executive onboarding is the key to accelerating success and reducing risk in a new job. People generally fail in new executive roles because of poor fit, poor delivery or poor adjustment to a change down the road. They accelerate success by 1) getting a head start, 2) managing the message, 3) setting direction and building the team and 4) sustaining success and delivering results.