Australia is regarded in the top three destinations for expat leaders to come to on international assignments. Yet despite the beautiful weather, modern food, laid back lifestyle and relative sophistication many leaders find the transitions they and their families encounter are difficult. The failure rates remain high for expat leaders and the adventure the family set out to achieve is often anything but.
Having supported hundreds of expat leaders transition successfully into their role in Australia and often into Asia, Padraig O’Sullivan has written what some call “the expat bible for a foreigner in charge”. Using a range of anecdotes, stories and examples he lays out the PALDER framework to guide the new leader over a twelve month time frame in transitioning and leading successfully .
Practical advice is served up via ‘what to do’ and ‘what not to do’ stories supported with action lists and guidelines. Interesting insights to Australian culture, sporting heritage and the way business gets done enables a new arrival to quickly accelerate their understanding of the country.
Suggestions for the trailing spouse on how best to navigate their transition means this book looks wholistically at the expat family. Most importantly this book is based on years of experience in the field. So you know it works.