Have you been promoted to a new executive role? Congratulations! Exciting times lie ahead: you have new things to learn, new opportunities, and all this accompanied with an attractive package.

The first impressions you make are critical; from the way you motivate your team, to your communication style, and your leadership can make or break this new move.

Whilst your outlook may be very positive, be aware that your promotion comes with hidden traps that can sabotage even the most experienced leader.

Did you know that 50% of outside senior hires fail within the first 18 months according to a study by the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation? And it’s not much better when it comes to internal promotions: “40% of internal job moves made by people identified by their companies as high potentials end in failure” says the Harvard Business Review.

Whether you are a newly promoted talent or external hire, as an executive in a new role you are firmly in the hot seat. 

So how are you going to ensure that you are one of those leaders who succeed in their new role? If you are aware of the following nine traps that could sabotage your career, and you learn the simple steps you can take to avoid them, chances are high that you will hit the ground running and create the right impact in your new role!

Trap #1 — What They Don’t Tell You in Your Executive Job Description

Trap #2 —The Silent Stakeholders Who Can Ruin Your Reputation

Trap #3 — The Goals You Don’t Even Know Exist

Trap #4 — The Skills You Never Knew You Needed

Trap #5 — The Quick Wins That Turn to QuickSand

Trap #6 — Forging Ahead Whilst Leaving Your Team Behind

Trap #7 — The Trap of Doing It All By Yourself

Trap #8 — Believing Your Own Hype

Trap #9 — Losing Yourself in the Rush to Success

If you would like an individual consultation on how you can hit the ground running and create the right impact as an executive in transition, contact me now:

email: gerrit@vivocoaching.com

phone: +66-2 107 2025