ROPES TO SKIP AND THE ROPES TO KNOW
Facilitating Executive Onboarding
Seymour Adler, Lorraine Stomski
They brought me into the organization to implement change. I had the background, the experience, and the enthusiasm. What they did not tell me was that they were just kidding. They were not ready at all for genuine change. I failed miserably.
These words, expressed with a mixture of exasperation and sadness, were recently shared during a coaching session that one of us had with a senior executive at a Fortune 100 company. Newly hired employees often have such mistaken expectations. They may face challenging, unfamiliar situations at work and cling to erroneous notions of how they fit the new position and culture, with no specific short-term ...