Thinking of a Career Change? What About Interim Management?

Posted on December 10, 2008. Filed under: Besondy, Books, interim management, Leadership On Demand, temporary executive | Tags: , , , |

Many of you are in transition now, or looking at the real possibility that you’ll be in transition soon.   Or, perhaps after 20 years or so of senior manager experience you are looking for a career change.

Interim management isn’t for everybody, but it can be a great way to leverage your work experience and achieve a level of independence and lifestyle not possible when working as a full time employee.

If you want to research a career in interim management I highly recommend three books. These will give you a good understanding of what it takes to establish an interim management practice–no matter what field you’re in.

All three of these books are available from Amazon, or other online book resellers.

Leadership On Demand: How Smart CEO’s Tap Interim Management to Drive Revenue, by Charles Besondy and Paul Travis. (Yes, I’m plugging my own book, but it is the only book to focus on interim marketing and sales management).

Interim Management, The New Career Choice for Senior Managers by Dennis Russell.

A New Brand of Expertise, How Independent Consultants, Free Agents, and Interim Managers are Transforming The World of Work, but Marion McGovern  and Dennis Russell.

These books will help you decide whether or not to take the next step. They are also good if you are a business owner or CEO looking to hire interims.

If you are a senior marketing or sales manager and are seriously considering becoming an interim let me know. I can provide some free advice.

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2 Responses to “Thinking of a Career Change? What About Interim Management?”

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I like the concept of interim sales management as my next career step and have started to put an offering together. It seems to be a new concept here in the states although not in Europe. I’d love to hear your free advice:)

Deb, I’m happy to provide what insight I can. Contact me directly if you wish @ chuck.besondy@oneaccordpartners.com.
You are correct about where the U.S. is in the adoption cycle for interim marketing and sales. There are many posts here that will give you ideas. I also encourage you to check out my book,
Leadership On Demand. It is available from your favorite online book reseller or direct at http://www.leadership-on-demand.com.
You may also find interesting my new blog, The Sales Funnel Fanatic.

-cb


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    This blog is devoted to the topic of interim management for marketing functions within large and small corporations. Interim management as a staffing concept is well-understood and widely utilized in Europe. However, here in the colonies we are just beginning to open our eyes to the business benefits of being flexible and nimble when it comes to staffing senior-level marketers. (c) 2006 - 2012 Charles Besondy
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