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.

How NFL Concussion Fixes Were Delayed By Bennet Omalu’s Failure To Ask Who Cares Most

he spent years focused on the wrong people instead of those who care most.

Learning From Disney’s Staggering CEO Succession Failure

Did well on planning ahead and building strengths and not well on managing the transition.

Why BMW’s Strategies Are Theoretically Elegant And Practically Useless

too generic and fail to make choices

How to Handle Good and Bad Mistakes

encourage intentional mistakes with minor impact and consider, prevent or excuse the rest.