Helping senior executives to make choices about their next leadership role can be very challenging, given the range of factors to be taken into account.
Of course, nothing can ever replace a reasoned conversation but it sometimes helps to reduce things to single number as a means of showing that our gut feeling is on the right lines.
The four elements of the Ceannas Opportunity Score equation are:
My impact (I) – can you make a positive difference to theorganisation?
My expertise (E) – does the role match your knowledge and expertise?
My passion – (P) – to what extent does the opportunity connect with your personal drivers?
Obstacles – (0) – what are the obstacles? – e.g. pay, geography, time away, family impact, organisational values, people, governance
(Each factor is scored between 1 – 5 where 5 is high.)
Ceannas Opportunity Score = I + E + P ÷ O
Take two leadership opportunities: A. I = 4; E = 5; P = 5; O = 3.
Ceannas Opportunity Score 4+5+3 ÷ 3 = 4 B. I = 5; E = 3; P = 4; O = 1.
Ceannas Opportunity Score 5+3+4 ÷ 1 = 12
Of the two leadership opportunities Option B seems likely to be the better option.
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