There are times when it is necessary to appoint someone to lead a business function, or a business, for a while. The philosophy of interim management should simply be that the ‘interim’ can leave as soon as possible and leave behind a better situation than was inherited. This is the true definition of interim.
Too often ‘interims’ become part of the furniture – which should be seen as failure – an interim assignment is a project, or a programme not a career! Their real added value is in the early stages – and in the quality of the handover to their full-time replacement. The same disciplines of ‘A to B’ can be applied to any interim assignment as should the duty to coach and mentor the local team and lead it appropriately.
Bill can provide interim support as and Executive, Functional Manager or in managing transitions and transformations.