New entrant CEOs, Executives and Managers must develop into their roles quickly and be able to yield high performance and targeted outcomes. Often new entrant appointments don’t have the industry-specific background, or they may have landed a role that is a tier higher than their previous position. The pressure is on them to settle in and grasp key drivers from day one, so that performance is achieved – especially during the important probationary period.
The use of an external mentor has many benefits, including having access to an experienced sounding board to review key issues and to consider their focus. Even experienced Executives and CEOs attest to the benefits of mentoring.
Anchor Excellence has developed a framework that encourages mentees to reflect on:
- The balance between ‘working in the business’ and ‘working on the business’
- How they are spending their time and what their priorities are in order to deliver on their role requirements, strategy or improvement focus
- The risk landscape and what controls are in place or need to be instituted
AnchorMentor is a program specifically targeting industry leaders’ needs.