According to a Harvard Business School study, stars who switch teams might not shine so bright in their new environment. In fact, they often “underperform,” according to Professor Boris Groysberg, who has written some interesting articles on leadership.
Whether you’re Randy Moss of the New England Patriots or a star corporate performer, be aware of what you need to perform at your best – and when you’re considering new opportunities, carefully vet the environment to be sure you are getting what you need! Often that is a skilled, supportive team as well as the resources and authority to transform vision to results.
Randy Moss has excelled in Minnesota and Boston, not so much in Oakland. What’s YOUR Oakland, and how can you avoid it in future?Career Management, Job Search November 3rd, 2008