Why Interim Leaders Are Vital In Today’s Organizations by Neil Grant
The modern business world is a place that values strategic focus and agility. Many of us think of the “gig economy” as something on the fringes of organizational strategy. But the gig economy is actually a project-based, results-oriented model that can be extremely powerful at the leadership level of any company or organization. In top tiers of business, this type of leadership is an interim leader: an experienced senior executive engaged on a fixed-term contract with 100% focus on delivery, who is not distracted by internal career ambitions or organizational logistics.
Interim leaders drive transformational change, and as such, are an increasingly sought-after resource. Rise of the Gig Leaders examines in detail the phenomenon of interim leadership, clearly explaining its benefits, implementation, and potential.
This book provides business leaders and recruiters with a detailed business case justification for interim leadership to accelerate organizational transformation and growth. The narrative is informed by Neil Grant’s 17 years’ experience as an interim and provides a playbook for how interim leaders operate so that clients are fully informed about their contribution. Tools are also provided to assist clients when selecting an interim, along with guidelines for leaders considering interim leadership as a prospective career choice.
Rise of the Gig leaders is the most comprehensive review of interim leadership yet written as it builds a strong platform for businesses to expand the use of interim leaders and adds a significant text to the exploration of changes to the world of work in the 21st Century. Whether you’re an experienced executive looking for a new challenge, or in charge of an organization that needs an infusion of vision and energy, this unique and fascinating book points the way to opportunities that can be transformative.
Neil Grant is the owner of Focal Leadership LLC, specializing in global interim and consulting services in strategic leadership and organizational development. With experience in numerous industry sectors around the world, he is a leading authority on interim leadership to fuel organizational growth and transformation. He delivers critical leadership development projects for clients, as well as workshops and conference talks. Contact Neil directly at Neil@focalleadership.com