New Ideas in Onboarding Thought Leadership

The most important new ideas coming out of last week’s Conference Board Onboarding Lab include 1) Deploying a systemic integrated approach to onboarding, 2) Personalizing onboarding efforts and 3) Not leading until you’ve earned the right to lead. I helped lead last week’s session along with authors Ed Betof, Michael Watkins, Mark Stein and Lilith […]

Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson’s New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan

Image via CrunchBase Sometimes new leaders can take their time onboarding into new positions. Sometimes new leaders start new jobs as if they’re jumping onboard moving trains and must accelerate just to land. But when a new leader jumps onboard a train that has already left the station, things are particularly tricky. This is what […]

The New Leader’s Journal October 7 (99) – 100-day recap


Tomorrow is 100 days.  Thought I’d pause to recap what I’ve accomplished so far. Got a head start. Having a plan in advance made a big difference.  I knew where I was going. Additionally, I’m still getting good feedback on those pre-start conversations.  My relationships with people I met before day one are still stronger […]

The New Leader’s Journal September 30 (92) – personnel adjustment


Did not see that coming.  Susan (my boss’ boss) is moving to a new role in the organization as a special assistant to the CEO.  (I smell an acquisition.)   Now my boss (Jack), the commercial director, is reporting directly to the CEO.   This feels like a major change with an enduring impact.  I’m […]

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 […]