When You Should Rescind A Job Offer

If you’re considering changing your mind and rescinding a job offer, you probably should – whether or not it has been accepted.

What Microsoft Must Do To Onboard LinkedIn’s Leadership Successfully

CEOs Satya Nadella and Jeff Wiener must get a head start, manage the message and build the new, combined leadership team.

Manage New Job Early Warning Signs At Three Stages Of Executive Onboarding

40% of new leaders fail in their first 18 months in a new role

Policies Inhibit. Guidelines Enable. Why?

Use policies only when you must constrain peoples’ actions because potential mistakes come with extinction-level risk.

Lessons In Storytelling From Lin-Manuel Miranda’s University Of Pennsylvania Commencement Address

storytelling choices about which stories to tell, which not to tell and with whom to share them reverberate through time

A Tool To Assess Onboarding Risk Before Accepting A New Job

If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. And with 40% of new leader’s failing in their first 18 months in a new job, onboarding risk is most definitely worth assessing and managing. Based on the insights in The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan, we propose a simple onboarding risk calculator that will enable […]

How Onboarding Priorities Vary By Level

Senior leaders should initially focus more on culture than business. Mid-level managers should do the opposite.

How The Strongest Leaders Build Regenerative Teams

Meet people where they are, redirect momentum and build in self-regeneration.

What Apple Must Do To Avoid Compound Errors

They need to come clean with all the bad news today and establish expectations for the future they can meet and beat.

Why Onboarding Must Start With Context

Different contexts require different approaches to onboarding.