First 90 Days

Keen to ensure a successful landing in a new role?

Our first 90-days program gives leaders the headspace and tools to ensure a success of the high stakes probationary period, and beyond.

 

It is equally valuable whether you are internally or externally recruited, experienced or promoted. It is invaluable when transitioning from commercial or government roles into the social purpose sector.

We help you to achieve your outcomes 

  • Set key relationships up for success
  • Thought partner on early decisions
  • Harness insights and learning
  • Debrief from previous roles
  • Establish strategic intent
  • Decompress emotionally
  • Consciously work to strengths
  • Identify and secure quick wins
  • Manage blind spots 

A program that is collaborative, energising and effective.

 

When you engage us to work with you during your first 90 days, we help to facilitate your thinking, approach and prioritisation, giving you space to reflect and high value topics to consider. 

 

In addition to the private sessions for the incoming leader, we also offer the option to include a facilitated session between the leader and any key stakeholders in the new organisation, for example the line manager (Chair or CEO), departing position-holder, key directors. These add a level of rigour to the relationship building and/or information gathering which help set everyone up for long term success. 

Choose the program components that work for you

  • Core 4 session package
  • Prior to commencing, then monthly
  • Each session 1.5 hours
  • 4 months of phone and email access
  • Our meeting rooms or yours
  • Sponsored by the Chair or CEO
  • Additional facilitated sessions optional
  • Facilitated sessions: 1 hour
  • Between incoming leader and key people

Case Study: First 90 Days

The Client: When Nathan and his family moved to Australia from overseas he left behind a large and well known organisation he’d been with for over a decade and a half, and one that he was absolutely dedicated to. When we first spoke he’d just learned that he had been successful in securing a new role in a well respected small organisation. He would be moving within the nonprofit sector, but it was his first CEO role and a change of focus. Nathan had heard good things about Leadership Space and decided to ask the Chair of the new organisation if they would include a First 90 Days package as part of his joining. They agreed.

 

The Journey:  In our first session Nathan and I talked about his strengths, and reflected on the areas he might need to consciously watch. Introducing a personality profiling model, allowed him to quickly hone in on what kind of leader he wanted to be and the ways he was going to balance out his style in his new role. He firmed up how he was going to approach his first few days. Unpacking his areas of confidence opened up the question of motivation. He had been so committed to his previous organisation. What would it take to feel that way again? Did he need to feel that strongly to perform? He reflected on his needs and drivers and how they had changed. As Nathan and I worked together over the 3 subsequent sessions, we honed in on strategic topics, using our time to map the business and its context, and helicopter up out of the detail he’d been absorbing in the intervening times. Unpacking these topics allowed all the thinking he’d been doing to get out of his head, into a structured framework and be challenged for gaps and blind spots, prioritised and accounted for.

 

The Outcome: Nathan comfortably passed his first 90 days, building strong relationships with the Board, gaining the allegiance of the existing senior managers. He was able to quickly and confidently move to building up the internal team, make tough decisions, and focus on building up his grasp of the local players, policy environment and opportunities. He’s got a role he can make a difference in, work-life balance, and the stimulation he needs.