Chief Operating Officers can make a world of difference – if their onboarding sets them up for success.
Cover of Franklin D. Roosevelt In his recent New York Times column, The Next First (and Only) 100 Days, Thomas Friedman makes the point that Since F.D.R., we’ve measured presidents by their “first 100 days.” But now it’s really “the only 100 days.” He goes on to talk about the need for the next president [...]
The ideal organization is marked by a transparent focus by all on a meaningful and rewarding shared purpose. Unfortunately, many organizations are more dystopian than utopian, more obfuscational than clear, and have subplots upon subplots in the many corporellas taking place at the same time. It’s often hard to find the main nugget, heart of [...]
Early onboarding wins are essential, especially when they’re related to results, personal wins, and emotional deposits. Early result wins There is almost always a conversation at a new employee’s six-month mark. It starts with the question, “How is she doing?” If the answer is “Great. Wonderful. Kind of off to a slow start, but going [...]