As your stewardship responsibility grows, so does your risk of not hitting the desired outcome. This is a risk faced by top executives starting new roles, or even in existing roles, as the landscape is constantly changing around you.
When the chips are down, the best businesses become more aggresive in pursuit of their goals, but are increasingly flexible on their strategies. The same applies to you! Stop searching for jobs and start engaging as if you are already doing the job you were meant to.
Learning is the new execution. According to BCG's Martin Reeves, from a competitive and performance standpoint, it was previously understood that a company remained ahead of its competitors on key metrics for a cycle of 8 years. In more recent studies, that time frame has diminished to within one year. The implication of this is that to stay ahead; organisations need to learn and innovate 8X faster.