Where Should A New CEO Focus First?

The basics of 1) owning the vision, 2) investing in the right people, and 3) fueling the most important efforts by others are always necessary – and never sufficient. The secret to success is the application of those basics.

Acing the Only Three True Job Interview Questions

pause to think, briefly answer what was asked, and then bridge to answer the true underlying question to get straight “A”s on the interview – and the job.

Why RIM’s New CEO Needs to Change the Platform for Change

Getting promoted from within is often trickier than is readily apparent.  Getting promoted from within during a turn-around is far trickier still.  It’s important to strike the right balance between continuity and change.  With that in mind, RIM’s new CEO, Thorsten Heins, needs to change his current thinking on that balance. Going to be continuity […]

Announcing New Leader Smart Tools iPad app

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In response to a need for even smarter and even more immediately actionable guidance on how to succeed as a new leader in today's turbulent job landscape, I am thrilled to announce the launch of our New Leader Smart Tools iPad application (app). Just released in conjunction with the third edition of our book, "The […]

The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan 3rd Ed. Now Available!


THE NEW LEADER’S 100-DAY ACTION PLAN – Bradt, Check, Pedraza (John Wiley & Sons) How to take charge, build your team, and get immediate results. A step-by-step plan for every leader in a new role (with downloadable worksheets).   Request exec. summary of "The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan"   Order 3rd edition of "The […]