Future-Proofing Leadership Success by Deploying an Executive Leadership Assimilation Program

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Future-Proofing Leadership Success by Deploying an Executive Leadership Assimilation Program
04/17/2018 08:15 AM - 09:30 AM |
Emperor's Level: Palace Ballroom III
1.25 SHRM PDCs
| Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, Business Acumen
| Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to implement an executive leadership assimilation program to help you reduce new leader turnover, rapidly develop team relationships and overcome integration challenges. 

Onboarding a new executive creates organizational challenges, may lead to upheaval and unearths cracks in the team dynamics. The Center for Creative Leadership reports that 40 percent of new leaders fail in their first 18 months. New leaders are expected to assimilate quickly, build on the organization’s goals and deliver results—there is no honeymoon period and no room to fail. You must deploy a strategy to reduce leadership turnover and retain top talent by understanding leadership styles, cultural fit, cultural effectiveness and communication gaps. You will learn how to shorten the assimilation timeline while building a support system for new executives and the teams they inherit. This session will show you how to:

·         Deploy a deliberate approach to assimilating, creating a forum for understanding and retaining new leaders.

·         Maximize retention outcomes by creating an environment of awareness, collaboration and growth for new leaders,
          while aligning teams to support the mission and vision of the new leader.

·         Strategize to help teams coalesce around new leaders and identify the telltale signs that assimilation is going bad.

·         Support executive success while rapidly developing a working relationship between the new executive,
          his/her direct reports, and the existing leadership hierarchy.

·         Leverage your unique organizational structure to create a solid communication strategy for new leaders.

Margaret P. Spence Photo
Margaret P. Spence, president/CEO, C. Douglas & Associates, Inc