Last week I was contacted by the COO of a global brand. He said he is looking for a CFO and offered me a fee if I found him the right one, as he is struggling with the search. I said that I’m not a headhunter but I focus on the Leadership and Relationship Management needs of directors and professionals and that I don’t accept placement fees but if he would agree to consider signing up his new CFO to my First 100 Days Programme I would be happy to help. He agreed.
So, please contact me if you know of a senior CFO with international and ideally public service experience – and do contact me also if you are looking to fill a new senior role and want to try a different approach as I am now also acting as an “Headkeeper”, a new use of the word.
The quote is from an article by Rhymer Rigby headed “A few minutes to refocus: A number of companies are using mindfulness techniques to improve productivity and focus” see FT.com
Apparently the process has a “solid neuro-scientific basis” according to the article.
The best book I have read on this topic is The Power of Now by Eckhardt Tolle see Amazon
Last year I decided to refocus my business onto the Leadership Performance & Relationship Management needs of senior executives and professionals using the career management and “micro-business” models I have developed over the last ten years. I continue to help with their so-called “transition needs” but I am restricting this to a very tight 100 Day Advisory Programme with an emphasis on helping them secure a new role/portfolio quickly and then to support them in their First 100 Days. Having worked with several hundred senior executives and professionals and having previously run businesses for large organisations I feel that I now have a body of knowledge, experiences, models, processes and a “toolkit” which organisations and individuals within organisations can usefully exploit. In addition, I now speak at conferences, facilitate workshops and team sessions as well as writing online, and off. This means that, using models and tools I have developed, I am helping senior leaders and their teams improve their performance by helping them improve their relationships within the context of their own career strategy which I help them refine and the strategy of their business which I work to understand.They list and rank their 20-30 key relationships including a vision of success and failure for each relationship after (say) 100 working days. These are tracked using a Red, Amber, Green (RAG) dashboard. Invariably a number of “amber” and “red” relationships emerge. Having spent time working through the personal and organisational issues, I help them to address these critical relationships using various tools. I call this process the Relationship Grid and it forms part of The Fenton Model™. For example I am currently working with HSBC, Capita and WPP, amongst others, using these tools. I have Case Study evidence which demonstrates rather than asserts the link between improved relationship management and a significant improvement in personal and team performance.I would be grateful if I could come and present to you and/or your colleagues or anyone you know who might be interested in my Programmes. Please can you let me know if this is of interest and I can send you more information.
Fenton & Co LLP
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