How to bridge gaps and build capacity with temporary leadership
In today’s rapidly evolving and uncertain business landscape, organizations often need experienced and capable leaders who can address critical challenges, guide strategic initiatives, and maintain stability during times of transition. This is where interim executives are crucial in leadership and organizational management. They are highly skilled professionals with a wealth of industry knowledge and leadership expertise who step into temporary roles to provide immediate impact and guidance.
Traditionally, companies have used interim leaders to fill important gaps while hiring for a full-time executive or to cover a leave of absence. But today organizations are doing so much more with interim placements—expanding business functions, trying out roles and testing org structures, launching new products, managing through transitions and uncertainty, and seizing of-the-moment opportunities.
Read this guide to learn how to make the most of this valuable resource—when and how to engage an interim leader, different types of short-term executive roles, how to maximize the impact of such an engagement, and real success stories from the field.