Don't Underestimate the Importance of the Personal Transition
Landing a senior-level leadership position can be a momentous time in anyone’s career. And for senior leaders, most job appointments include changes that impact personal lives, such as moving to another city, state, or even country. Adding this dynamic to the onboarding process requires additional adjustments by you and your family.
While many companies have relocation specialists who provide initial assistance, it is important that you remain attentive to this largely invisible part of your transition for at least six months. Almost all New Leaders encounter personal struggles, and it is common to downplay the hardships you may face while acclimating to your new role, organization, and geography.
Investing time and attention to your personal transition benefits you, your family, and the organization. If you don't find the resources in place for confidential conversation and problem-solving, a helpful option may be to retain an onboarding coach.
Click here to read our blog about the root causes of tricky personal transitions.