It’s your dream job. You have said so publicly and often, which
hasn’t gone down well with previous employers. It’s high profile with
a very competitive salary. But it’s only for nine months! It doesn’t
matter how successful you are in this period at the end of it you will
be gone. Your replacement has already been named by the incoming
chair. This is not the best time to be joining there are financial and
contractual issues to resolve and moral is desperately low following
some very poor performance. It’s no secret that the task involves a
major cull of some long term and very popular senior figures who need
to make way for the injection of new younger and hungrier talent.
However there is one very influential senior figure that you will need
to convince to stay and help you develop the new talent. Their
reputation and status will ensure the best are attracted. Will they
find this a sufficiently satisfying role in a period of turmoil when
many former colleagues are being forced out ? Is this how they want to
spend their remains time before retirement or will they be seduced by
offers to enhance their reputation elsewhere?
Still want the job?
Blair McPherson former Director , author and blogger www.blairmcpherson.co.uk