The authoritative updated and revised action plan for leaders entering new roles Your first 100 days in a new leadership role are critical to the success of your mission, your relationship with your new team, and your career. Turnover is high among new leaders who "didn't work out" and the costs to them and their organizations are dramatic. The solution is for every new leader to have an "onboarding" plan. This updated and revised third edition of the bestseller The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan delivers expert guidance to prepare executives for their new leadership roles, accelerate their results, and reduce turnover. With new chapters and sample action plans, the third edition: Helps you assess the internal political culture you'll be facing Explains why your new job doesn't start on "Day 1" but on the day you accept the offer--and how to use the valuable time before "Day 1" Explains the "BRAVE" approach to motivating your new team members by understanding their Behaviors, Relationships, Attitudes, Values, and Environment Includes downloadable forms to help you plan Provides advice for your bosses—so they'll know how to help you succeed The third edition also includes a new 100-Hour Action Plan for crisis situations, which has been adopted by the American Red Cross. The new edition also explains how to use social media and other communication tools to reach and motivate your stakeholders. Discover the right approach for your new role and engage your new colleagues by fully understanding the unwritten rules of the new context. The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan helps deliver better results faster.
"In 100-Day Leaders: Making a Difference Right Now in Every School, authors Robert Eaker and Douglas Reeves suggest a new way of thinking about leadership. Whether the project is large in scope, such as changing the orientation of a school to Professional Learning Communities, or smaller in scope, such as the development of formative assessments or new grading practices in a single semester, the 100-Day Leader brings a sense of daily accomplishment, feedback, mid-course corrections, focus, and encouragement to the organization--from the classroom to the board room. Eaker and Reeves offer an integrated approach in which the leader sees connections that may not be apparent to others in the organization. Curriculum, assessment, facilities, transportation, food service, teacher evaluation, board relationships and a host of other complex interactions are at the heart of the 100-Day Leader. This book offers a practical guide for leaders at every level to make immediate transformations in culture, practice, and performance"--
The world’s most trusted guide for leaders in transition Transitions are a critical time for leaders. In fact, most agree that moving into a new role is the biggest challenge a manager will face. While transitions offer a chance to start fresh and make needed changes in an organization, they also place leaders in a position of acute vulnerability. Missteps made during the crucial first three months in a new role can jeopardize or even derail your success. In this updated and expanded version of the international bestseller The First 90 Days, Michael D. Watkins offers proven strategies for conquering the challenges of transitions—no matter where you are in your career. Watkins, a noted expert on leadership transitions and adviser to senior leaders in all types of organizations, also addresses today’s increasingly demanding professional landscape, where managers face not only more frequent transitions but also steeper expectations once they step into their new jobs. By walking you through every aspect of the transition scenario, Watkins identifies the most common pitfalls new leaders encounter and provides the tools and strategies you need to avoid them. You’ll learn how to secure critical early wins, an important first step in establishing yourself in your new role. Each chapter also includes checklists, practical tools, and self-assessments to help you assimilate key lessons and apply them to your own situation. Whether you’re starting a new job, being promoted from within, embarking on an overseas assignment, or being tapped as CEO, how you manage your transition will determine whether you succeed or fail. Use this book as your trusted guide.
First-time leaders get motivational and planning tools from top executive coaching firms The First-Time Leader provides basic frameworks, processes, and tools to help first-time leaders and their teams deliver better results faster. Leading is about inspiring and enabling others to do their absolute best, together, to realize a meaningful and rewarding shared purpose. Authors George Bradt, Managing Director of PrimeGenesis, and Gillian Davis, Managing Director of AlanKey, show how to achieve these results through the BRAVE acronym: Behaviors, Relationships, Attitudes, Values, Environment. Learn the three stages of team development, and get advice for specific leadership situations including onboarding yourself, onboarding others, and crisis management. Offers a way of thinking about leadership and a structure for action to help first-time leaders lead at both overall conceptual and tactical levels Includes downloadable tools that are easily adaptable for each leader's specific context Contains illustrative examples and stories from a range of experienced leaders and experts to help guide first-time leaders through things they may not have experienced themselves The First-Time Leader shows new leaders what to do next, later, never, why, and how. It's an indispensible guide for stepping up and inspiring others to come together for success.
Two career and business experts share their eight-point plan on how to succeed in a new job or project, offering helpful guidelines on leadership, decision-making skills, interpersonal relationships, and other key aspects of the corporate environment. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
This is much more than a book. It's your coach-in-a-book. For a tiny fraction of the cost to hire a coach, Leadership in 100 Days offers you the roadmap to your success as a leader. Whatever goal you put your mind to (personal, professional and/or societal), this toolkit will give you the capacity to achieve it. "Very pragmatic self-study guide that with personal discipline provides a clear road map towards (increased) success." -Hans Toggweiler, CEO Americas, DHL Of course there are no guarantees. "Life is," John Lennon quipped famously, "what happens when you had other plans." But thousands of Dr. Zweifel's clients and students (3,258 and counting, to be Swiss and precise)-not to mention himself-have utilized these tools to meet strategic imperatives and realize their dreams, in business and in life, for more than three decades. "Leadership in 100 Days delivers what most leadership books don't: It gives you real access to leadership, day after day, brick by brick, on the job of making something happen. For any executive who needs to reboot his or her leadership, and for companies that need better leaders." -Hanspeter Mathis, Managing Director, Uvex Safety Switzerland Leaders have used this system to catalyze the achievement of their own dreams, from landing that dream job to launching a Brazilian restaurant in Harlem, from taking their family company into eCommerce to building a Blockchain startup, from boosting innovation to bringing a prototype to market, from creating a NGO in Benin to bringing the Olympic Games to Jerusalem. (Well, this last one is still underway, and frankly it's a bit of a long shot.) "Use the Global Leader Pyramid(R) to gain clarity in the dynamics of communication. Think first, find where you are in the Pyramid, and drive your meetings, conversations and relationships to action and success!" -Judd Maltin, Systems Principal Engineer, Dell Teams have profited from the system to reduce overtime and budget creep for a satellite build from 100% overtime (and over budget) to 10%, saving millions; to kill the billing backlog in a law-firm, making millions; to grow retail sales by 11% while retail in the industry declined; or to save $200 million by offshoring 5,000 knowledge workers while maintaining morale in a financial services giant. One used the roadmap to build his own executive jet company. A few years later he called Dr. Zweifel to report back that his company was now on Inc. Magazine's list of the 500 fastest-growing companies. The purpose of Leadership in 100 Days is to give both experienced and emerging leaders a vehicle (that's the original meaning of the word "coach" anyway; before there were automobiles, horse-drawn coaches brought people to their desired destinations) for self-paced, systematic self-coaching. "Indeed a 'coach in a book' that confronts you with your own blindspots and charts a course you might not take on your own-the path of leadership. A huge return on investment."-Martin Naville, CEO, Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce Put Leadership in 100 Days to work for you today-and build your success.
In the past decade, a number of major Japanese companies have come under the control of foreign firms. Using a case-based approach, this book looks at how take-overs by foreign companies have changed HR and organisational practices traditionally associated with Japanese firms.
1 in 4 employees won't make it through their first year on the job -- Will you? No worries. Sink or Swim shows you how to be a top performer from day one. In today's job market, getting to "yes" doesn't mean getting a break. Like most new employees today, you'll probably get thrown into your new position with little to no training. You'll have to "sink or swim" in the first 90 days -- or face termination. With week-by-week charts, and straightforward, no B.S. information, Sink or Swim enables you to decode the company's culture, discern what your priorities should be, and survive and thrive in your first twelve weeks -- no matter what industry you're in
A guide to getting new employees recruited, oriented, and productive—FAST "Onboarding," a growing trend in the business community, is a focused methodology that gets people in new roles up to speed quickly and efficiently. This book guides you through a process that enables you to recruit, orient, and enable your new employees to get the job done. Learn how to inspire and encourage your new employees to deliver better results faster. George Bradt and Mary Vonnegut’s Onboarding helps ensure that your new employees are productive and efficient from day one. You’ll learn how to help them assimilate into your corporate culture and accelerate their learning. Onboarding is one of the hottest trends in business This is the first book about onboarding George Bradt is a leading speaker and consultant, and the author of The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan For business leaders and managers who want well-trained, responsive, efficient, and effective employees, Onboarding helps you get the best from your new employees.
Drawing from extensive interviews with corporate leaders and the author's 20 years as a strategy consultant and executive coach, these rules form an essential leadership manual.