So you’ve done it, congratulations on completing your first interim assignment – and you really enjoyed it! But what is next? If you want to become a professional interim, there are some things you should know first.
Those that look at the Alium news pages regularly will have seen my comments on 29th August entitled Loco-motives: Virgin derailment surprises everyone where I shared my opinion of the award of the lucrative West Coast rail franchise to FirstGroup rather than Virgin. I surmised that the risk of awarding this away from Virgin would ultimately place costs upon the traveller because it is unlikely that FirstGroup could have undercut Virgin’s price so dramatically. One reshuffle, a judicial threat and DfT investigation later, and the whole thing has been dramatically brought to a halt – but what is the next step and who’s really to blame for this situation?
In a recent study by Alium of over 1000 interims, only 18% that responded were female. However, if you scratch the surface of this statistic, you will find a much more positive story for women interims says Chloe Watts.
This insightful article published on Forbes by Ron Ashkenas questions whether having a management consulting background (like Mitt Romney) necessarily gives you all the skills needed to be a successful leader/president.