Landing a new executive job can be tough. Succeeding in that new job may be even tougher. According to Bradt, Check & Pedraza (2009), less than 36 percent of executives hired from outside an organization will succeed and perform well in their new jobs. A Harvard Business School report estimated a failure rate between 40 and 60 percent for all U.S. executives in 2003. A 2005 Right Management report found that approximately 30 percent of new managers and executives fail at their new jobs and leave within 18 months (Williams, 2010).
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