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CAREER KILLER #5 - BELIEVE THE SELECTION AND EVALUATION PROCESS IS OBJECTIVE

If new leadership is headed to the corner office of your company, your first thought may be:         "Will I keep my job?” You can if you play your cards right. Don’t commit career suicide. Avoiding these common mistakes made by people who now have a pink slip for their scrapbook are the first steps in assuring continued tenure.

The previously mentioned career killers are: performance slips, having an undefined personal "market" value, failing to make friends and clinging to old habits and ways of thinking.

CAREER KILLER #5 - BELIEVE THE SELECTION AND EVALUATION PROCESS IS OBJECTIVE

Einstein said, “What you see depends upon where you’re standing.” And so it is for new management. All they know is what they see now.

Objective and fair are not the same thing. While many employees believe that their past reputation, skills and experience should be obvious proof of their worth, the fact is that personal chemistry and behavior observed during the change process will carry far more weight in the evaluation process than past performance reviews.



Every spouse is important to every employee. However, that said, the spouse of the senior executive is often part of the corporate team. Finding ways to involve the spouse such that they can provide knowledgeable support in transitions, is something we have been doing for years. Our role is not to be marriage counselors; but, to make the transition, the senior executive needs the support system of the whole team. We’re skilled at making this an integral part of the process-where it’s welcome.

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Taking 'Office' lessons from the world's greatest (inept) boss

Karyl Innis says a key lesson of The Office is that bosses can plan and strategize to exhaustion, but their best-laid plans will almost always get twisted by office gossip and resistance. Execution is only as good as the receiver's interpretation, Innis says. "They may butcher it in any way they please."

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