The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan

Bradt, Check, Lawler (John Wiley & Sons)

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How to take charge, build your team, and get immediate results. A step-by-step plan for every leader in a new role. This book changes the way senior executives start new roles and undertake their critical first 100 days as new leaders.

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, Korn/Ferry Executive Search

See our online workstream, New Job Prep, to develop your plan using the ideas in the book.

The Merger & Acquisition Leader’s Playbook

Bradt & Pritchett, 2022, John Wiley & Sons’ (Available August 27, 2022)

Those leading through a merger, acquisition or the like do so to create more value faster. They look for revenues to double or more on the way to returning many times their initial investments. But they fail to deliver desired results 83% of the time. Following this playbook can fix that.

Influence and Impact: Discover and Excel at What Your Organization Needs From You The Most 1st Edition

Bradt & Berman, 2021, John Wiley & Sons’ 

Through a trifecta of clear frameworks, accessible anecdotes, and pragmatic solutions, Influence and Impact shows the reader how to apply well-tested coaching tools to becoming more influential and achieving impact at work. If you have never worked with an executive coach—or even if you have—this book provides the concepts, techniques, and provocative questions to unpack personal paths to success.

Influence and Impact is an essential guide to either overcome or avoid the feeling of dissatisfaction with your job. The easy-way-out would be putting in your two weeks, but Berman and Bradt offer much more useful (and less rash) approaches to reconnecting with your work.

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The TOTAL ONBOARDING Program: An Integrated Approach to Recruiting, Hiring and Accelerating Talent 

Bradt & Bancroft, 2010, John Wiley & Sons’ Pfeiffer group

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

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

First Time Leader

Bradt & Davis (John Wiley & Sons)

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Leverage several lifetimes of leadership insights to accelerate success. This book helps people going into their first leadership roles or leading start-up teams.

This book will help first-time leaders be BRAVE and inspire others to be BRAVE through its worksheets, steps, acronyms, lists, insights, real life stories which really provide color commentary to the content, and even simple stuff like running meetings.
Kris Adler

Program Manager

See our online workstream, First Time Leader, to develop your plan using the ideas in the book.

ONBOARDING: How to Get Your New Employees Up to Speed in Half the Time

Bradt & Vonnegut (John Wiley & Sons)

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This book provides 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 the kind of onboarding that gets new employees up to speed in half the time.

…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