Our Books

To download tools, follow the links on the bottom of any tool in your book.

There are different sites for the different editions & books – with book-appropriate new tools & chapters, & bonus tools available on those sites.

The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan is for experienced leaders going into new roles.

First-Time Leader is for first-time leaders.

Onboarding is for the direct supervisor of a new employee.

The Total Onboarding Program is for those implementing a system-wide approach to onboarding.

The New Leaders 100 Day Action Plan, 4th editionTHE NEW LEADER’S 100-DAY ACTION PLANBradt, Check, Lawler (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).

“A must-read for all aspiring business leaders, from first-time CEO’s to executives at every level of the organization. Also a great tool for human resources and talent management executives.”
– Joe Griesedieck, Vice Chairman, Korn/Ferry Executive Search

“Offers a comprehensive architecture with practical tools and techniques for new leaders to follow.  I believe that leaders who tuilize the advice from this book will have demonstrative busienss and culture-building results.”
– Joe Bonito, Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Got the job! Used your recommendations extensively during the interviews, negotiations, fuzzy front end, and now during my first weeks on the job. I recommended your book last week to my daughter. She bought it 2 days later, read the first few chapters over the weekend, and actually landed her Marketing Director job a day after her first interview last Monday. True story! Best regards, Johan

…an invaluable guide and source of inspiration.  Peter

I wanted to thank you and your co-authors for an excellent book. I just started a new job and your book gave me a clear path to follow. I’ve had 3 other transitions in my career (all promotions, one internal) and I always felt that it took too long to get organized and up-to-speed. With your book, I was better prepared for this transition before I even started! I had a great first 3 days at work and this has set the right tone. I know I will be much more successful faster in my new job, with the tools and guidance from your book. Nadia

Moving into a new leadership position is one of the toughest challenges an executive can face. Nearly half of new leaders fail in their first eighteen months, often because of critical mistakes made at the very beginning. How do you avoid critical mistakes at the start of a new role? Whether you’re a veteran CEO taking over a new organization or a novice moving into your first leadership role, this practical guide will help you manage your leadership transition to take charge, build your team, and deliver results. An easy-to-follow plan and timeline will keep you on track. Filled with real-world examples and downloadable worksheets, this one-of-a-kind book shows you how to master your new job – and the art of leadership.

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FIRST-TIME LEADER – Bradt & Davis (John Wiley & Sons)

Coming February 2014: Leverage several lifetimes of leadership insights to accelerate success.

If only I had known then what I know now about leadership.” Our goal for this book is that years from now…this thought will never cross your mind. Most people become good leaders only after stumbling through new situations, making mistakes, and learning from them. Not you. You’re going to benefit from several lifetimes of leadership insights, learning from others’ mistakes and positive experiences to cut out a lot of unnecessary stumbling and pain and accelerate your success as a first-time leader.

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ONBOARDING: How to Get Your New Employees Up to Speed in Half the Time – Bradt and Vonnegut, (John Wiley & Sons)

“…one of the most helpful. how-to books that I have read in years. I am recommending it as a must-read manual for healthcare executives who want to succeed in an increasingly challenging climate.”
-John Self, Chairman, JohnMarch Partners

“This book shows you the MOST successful way to ensure new recruits deliver for you. It’s filled with practical tips! Why would you settle for anything less?”
– Robert Rigby-Hall, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, LexisNexis Group

This book will provide a methodology that you, or any hiring manager can implement with or without assistance. Our fundamental premise – that leadership is all about inspiring and enabling others at a personal level – forms the backbone of onboarding that gets new employees up to speed in half the time.

Written in a direct style and presenting a carefully structured argument, this management tome offers a clear plan for increasing the time in which a new employee becomes an effective one and ensuring their commitment to the organization. The authors (both are with an executive transition consultancy) present specific guidelines to guide a company into organizing its efforts to hire and train new managers so that the right person is hired, everyone knows what the job is, and the new employee has the people, resources, and information to do the job from the first day. The text is supplemented throughout with tips, time-savers, examples, and forms and checklists that are downloadable from an accompanying website.” ([c]2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

I highly recommend this book. Let me reiterate the following: So many careers are made, and unfortunately broken, in the very early days, often before the employee even steps into the building because of onboarding oversights. The corporate landscape is FULL of these unfortunate failures. Research out of Harvard shows the cost to be staggering for companies, and the destruction it does to improperly onboarded employees is devastating. Get this book before you hire another employee. (Steve Gladis – Survival Leadership, September, 2010)

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The Total Onboarding ProgramTHE TOTAL ONBOARDING PROGRAM: An Integrated Approach to Recruiting, Hiring and Accelerating Talent – Bradt & Bancroft, (John Wiley & Sons’ Pfeiffer group)

This workbook helps thought leaders help organizations deploy a Total Onboarding Program to institutionalize a systemic approach to onboarding. Each step includes tools, workshop modules, points of integration, and callouts to the Onboarding book tools as appropriate.

“The Total Onboarding Program is a comprehensive, step by step, guide to successfully integrating new hires into an organization. For the first time, there is a road map for those who help new leaders develop their own road maps during the onboarding process. Any organization that wants to increase its return on human capital needs to utilize the specific best practices so clearly described in this invaluable new resource.”
– Ben Dattner, adjunct professor of Organizational Psychology, New York University and founding principal of Dattner Consulting, LLC

“Failure to execute is a common root cause for most failures and is typically linked back to the lack of a robust framework that can be executed against, and an ongoing results scorecard to assure success.  In this one aspect alone, TOP (The Total Onboarding Program) is a winner by providing the tools and approach to get real results across the entire corporate onboarding process.”

 – Fred Dempster, Principal & Co-Founder, DemTat Enterprises

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