To be your own boss, and yet live like a nomad.
To be your own boss, and yet live like a nomad. To face existential fear, and yet be able to be picky at times. To have to prove yourself regularly, and yet work for attractive daily rates.
A top manager of the company drops out overnight. How to react? Important ongoing projects need to be concluded soon, and there is no one in the company who has the necessary know-how or the needed resources. In such cases, interim managers offer the assistance to bridge the gap. Those, however, who think that an emergency is the only situation when to take on specialists on a temporary basis are quite mistaken. Although many interim managers have specialized in tackling restructuring projects and emergency situations, their assistance in reaching project goals that add value or increase productivity should not be underestimated.
Of course, an interim manager is a special kind of person. You have to enjoy continually hopping from project to project, always having to face new challenges, and needing to prove yourself regularly. As an interim manager, you need to exhibit an entrepreneurial mindset, you need to be decisive, prepared to take risks and you should always be on the lookout for new challenges.
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Source: INTERIM MANAGEMENT MAGAZIN / 01-2017/ "Von der Festanstellung zum HR-Interim-Manager" von Björn Knothe)