Who are Interim Executives?
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Interim executives are proven practitioners with specific hands-on experience and a track record of successful management achievement in companies of different sizes. They are people who have decided, for diverse reasons, that they no longer want a full-time corporate role. They enjoy the challenge, variety and focus that a short-term assignment gives them, often in the most demanding of business situations.
Experienced and confident problem-solvers, interim executives will have senior management or director experience, not just a technical or consulting background, and will often have enhanced project management skills. Personable and self-assured, they are people who win co-operation easily, persuasive motivators who are not daunted by the challenge of overcoming resistance to change.
Please review our comprehensive Guidelines for undertaking Interim Executive Assignments (PDF file – Acrobat Reader required) to assist you in determining whether this is the right career option for you.
Paul Dinte is an Australian who heads Dinte Resources Inc, an executive placement firm in Virginia, USA. He says: “Executives at the senior level are extremely competitive people. And many have learned that with today’s increasingly complex business environment, fewer and fewer companies are interested in accessing their skills over a lifetime. As a result, many executives are relying less on corporate security and more on their own business talents. By accepting interim projects, they can delve into an array of exciting assignments, and make the most of their already successful careers.”
Paul Dinte, Head of Dinte Resources Inc, executive placement firm, Virginia, USA.
“What these people love is going into an organisation, solving a problem without getting involved in some of the corporate politics, and getting the work done. One personality trait every interim executive needs is a substantial tolerance for ambiguity.
Whatever the assignment, the interim executive needs to be adept at networking and leveraging other people’s knowledge. It means you have to be a self-starter. It means you are an individual who likes to have the spotlight on you; you like being in the focus.”
Joe Fleming, regional vice-president, IMCOR (“the portable executive company”), Chicago
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