Coming to Australia is often a dream come true for many executives and their families: the fantastic climate, clean beaches and world-class food all beckon. This is your chance to step onto the world stage and take your family along for the ride of a lifetime. Everything points to success. However, up to 50 per cent of international leadership assignments end in failure. So what's the solution? In Foreigner in Charge, leading international business coach Padraig O'Sullivan takes a comprehensive and insightful look at what it takes to succeed in your new assignment. Central to the book is the PALDER framework, a proven, integrated approach mapping out the transition phases an expatriate leader will undergo in their first twelve to twenty-four months. It illustrates the waves of change you, your family and the organisation will go through and gives you the necessary navigation tools.
Padraig O'Sullivan is the co-founder and Managing Partner of OSULLIVANFIELD. His prior corporate and entrepreneurial careers crossed healthcare, sales and marketing and consulting industries. Harnessing solid, global business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking, Padraig exhibits and delivers the critical understanding, character, expertise and hands-on strategies required to ensure clients achieve their transition and transformation goals.