How people manage executive onboarding leaves a lasting impact on all involved. It is a crucible of leadership – a transformational experience that helps shape all involved. During the first 100 days of a new job, the journey and the relationships built are just as important as the end point.
Whether you are a new leader yourself or are helping a new leader transition into a new job or assignment, give executive onboarding the attention it deserves by thinking in terms of destination, context and communication.
Step One: Destination – Commit to the cause yourself, or help people you bring in understand and commit to the cause.
Step Two: Context – Choose the team, route and resources appropriate for the context.
Step Three: Communication – Follow through in terms of adjusting resources, boundaries and relationships.