“Pilots deprived of visual references while flying can quickly loose control of their aircraft and succumb to one of aviation’s biggest killers: spatial disorientation. This is a spot on analogy for what can happen to the executive that is building their role inside a new organization.”
Spatial disorientation is the mistaken perception of one’s position and motion relative to the earth. According to a recent survey of 223 recruiters, 1 out of 5 executives will crash and burn in a new career opportunity within the first year. No executive begins a career opportunity planning to fail, but perceptive business leaders take the necessary steps to minimize the risk that insures their success. After all, planning for the turbulence that many times accompanies change can only insure your position in the company and enhance your own career strategy.