Don’t Let Your Rivals Drag You Under

Bring Your Rivals Back Into the Fold

Whether you are a New Leader hired from the outside, or elevated to a role, there’s a good chance you will work with someone who is unhappy with your presence. We call these people rivals, and they are important to your success.

Rivals croppedRegardless of their feelings toward you (or yours towards them) remember – your rivals hold key historical, functional and technical knowledge. And it's your job to learn from them. 

As you are ramping up, it’s tempting to downplay rivals and ignore your possible concerns. However, failing to recognize the rival's corrosive potential can result in missteps, performance issues, and a fragmented team.

If you suspect rivals are placing barriers to effective performance, or need help bring them back into the fold, contact us to schedule a confidential consultation.