The #1 reason people fail in new jobs is poor fit. And the critical fit is between employee and boss. So shame on you if you take fit with your new boss for granted when onboarding into a new role. Instead, do a real due diligence on your new boss before accepting a job offer, invest in jumpstarting your relationship before actually starting and read all the signs and signals your boss sends you along the way – especially how he or she reacts to your 100-day onboarding plan.

In any executive onboarding situation there’s a lot to learn in a short period of time. The faster you can get a read on your new boss, the more confidence you’ll have turning your attention to other issues and opportunities.

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