“The organization that desires to quickly capitalize on its investment of a just-hired executive will gain greatly by having Michael Burroughs conduct his Executive Integration process prior to the start date of an executive he has recruited.
This unique process offers an immediate and strategic opportunity for executive and organizational success that is different from any other approach. Via exhaustive interviews with the incoming executive’s new boss, peers and immediate subordinates, Michael is able to provide the executive with in-depth information and observations designed to guide the new leader through the first days of employment. The new leader arrives on the start date prepared to begin problem solving immediately with her/his team. Trust is built quickly and any early phase communication gaps are virtually eliminated.
In addition to gaining “critical-to-know” information, the new executive, her/his peers, and immediate subordinates are able to communicate in a non-threatening climate. The process culminates on the start date with a meeting held with the new executive’s subordinates during which much information is exchanged. Problems needing solutions are immediately addressed by the team and leader on that first day. This would not be possible without this valuable process on the back end of an executive search. It is a significant value added component of an executive search project, one that I have never seen before, and significantly increases the likelihood of both short and long-term success.”
Sue Wilkerson, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Missouri Botanical Garden