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    OSULLIVANFIELD

    Accelerating Leadership Transitions

     

  • Accelerating

    Executive transitions

    Supporting senior executives in succeeeding in their new roles

     

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  • Accelerating

    Successful expat transitions

    Ensuring expat leaders reach their full potential
    in their new country

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  • Accelerating

    High performance teams

    Enabling effective collaboration for collective achievement

     

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Accelerating leadership transitions

We specialise in working with C level executives such as new CEO’s, CFO’s, Expat leaders and Executive leadership teams. Whether new to a role or new to the country the new leader wants and needs to be successful …fast. We help you achieve this.

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Working abroad

Working abroad

If you are coming to Australia in a leadership capacity read more information here on how to prepare.

 

Supporting transition

Supporting transition

If you are responsible for bringing a new international executive to Australia read more information here on how to help them succeed.

 

Enabling success

Enabling success

If you are new to a ‘C’ level position such as CEO, CFO, CXO then read more information here on “Shocks for new CEOs and how to support their transition.

The Leadership Diet

A Year of Thank You’s

December brings many endings, end of a quarter, end of financial year for some organisations, end of calendar year for […]

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Has your team got a rhythm?

   “Our monthly leadership team meeting has the nine most intelligent people in the business in attendance, yet we only […]

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Completed your 2015 leadership progress report yet?

It only takes 20 minutes and could change your 2016 dramatically! Seth Godin’s recent blog was an inspiration for this: We […]

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Why team members should do sport together

  Regular readers will know I did my first Olympic distance triathlon last year in Noosa, Australia. An Olympic distance […]

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Executive leaders play extraordinary roles in organisations yet the transition to that role and its level of potential impact is littered with mistakes and failures. Leading business schools such as London Business School, Singapore Management University, Thunderbird, Harvard, IMD, INSEAD, Wharton and Sydney Business School all report a multitude of challenges organisations face when transitioning new executives into key roles.

The transition to the executive level, as an expat leader in a new country or the journey to becoming a high performing leadership team has innate difficulties and often results in failure. Research suggests that Leaders in companies with weak transition management practices are 2.5 times more likely to underperform than leaders in organisations with strong practices.

“Despite being a widespread challenge at most corporations and having a potentially negative impact on corporate performance, leadership transitions remain a significantly under-researched area”
Randall S. Peterson, Professor, London Business School.

Testimonials

COO

COO

/ ANZ

The coaching was key in helping me to be successful in my new role. Understanding what to focus on, who to influence and how to manage ambiguity were all very important

Global Head

Global Head

Strategic Marketing / Abbott

I have no doubt that the coaching ensured that I focused on the right areas at the right times to get the best outcomes. A trusted advisor on tap

Peter Strachan

Peter Strachan

CEO / Translink

The coaching elevated the whole leadership team to a higher level beyond my expectations. Ground breaking for us

Avant Mutual

Avant Mutual

/ Avant Mutual

Our team is better placed than before you started working with us, more aware, more knowledgeable and armed with a map that everyone can read

J. Moller

J. Moller

European Medical Director / Abbvie Pharmaceuticals

You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression as a new leader. This program is essential. I recommend it to everyone coming to Australia in an executive position.

J, Bos

J, Bos

Human Resources Director, USA / Reckitt Benkizer

No question was wasted. She expertly created a sense of trust immediately and moved me to discover new strengths and outcomes through action

Managing Director

/ Digital Media Company

The work flows were mapped out to help understand the inter dependencies amongst the team. This was a first for us!