Unless you subscribe to Jane’s Defence Weekly, you probably didn’t even notice that Australian shipbuilder ASC just announced that it has changed CEO Stuart Whiley’s status from interim to permanent. After three years as interim CEO, this move is a non-event and hardly newsworthy. There’s an argument that this is the ideal case in situations like this. What then is the secret to turning an interim assignment into a permanent one?
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.