The other day I heard it again......as I do all the time when meeting unhappy senior leaders:
“So I have been at my current employer for 18 months but to be honest I knew within the first couple of weeks that it wasn't going to be for the long term.”
The executive has hung in there to ensure their CV doesn't look bad.
The company will now have to replace the executive at a significant cost, credibility will have been lost internally and the reality is that you have had a senior executive working in your business for 18 months, whose heart has not been in it.
What a complete shambles.....and to make things worse it was completely avoidable. So, how can you prevent this from happening in the future?