About to start a new executive leadership role?
Better have a plan to deliver big in your first 6 months
40% of new leaders fail in the first 18 months in a new role. Why? Poor fit, inability to deliver and failure to adjust.
We work with you to develop a well-structured 100-Day Action Plan, helping you converge into the culture, pivot the organization in a new direction, and evolve a high-performing team aligned around shared purpose, goals, winning strategies and results-driven action plans. Our executive onboarding process and expert, hands-on support helps you kick start your strategic, operational and organizational processes so you get done in 100 days what normally takes 6-12 months.
Executive Onboarding: How We Help You Succeed
Get a head start before day one
Prepare with a 100-Day Action Plan
Before day one, executive onboarding is about you, the leader. Take advantage of the “fuzzy front end”, the days between accepting the role and your actual Day One. Our partners meet you anywhere, anytime to co-create your robust 100-Day Action Plan, adapted to meet your unique situation.
Leverage the "Fuzzy Front End"
After developing your 100-Day Action Plan and before Day 1, we help you accelerate your progress in relationships, learning and message – so you can be on your front foot on day 1 and the early days.
Manage the message
Take Control of Day One and Early Days
Beginning with Day One, its about the team. You have an opportunity to make a strategic first impression. Everything communicates. What you say and don’t say. What you do and don’t do. We help you plan a sensible agenda and activities that enable your assimilation into the culture.
Activate Culture-Shaping Communication
We work to ensure you have a communication plan that seeds initial messages while prioritizing active listening, cultural observations, and responsiveness to stakeholders’ concerns.
Set direction, build the team
Co-Create Your Team Strategic Imperative
You’ve converged into the organization by day 30, sharpening your perspective on where to lead the team. Now is the time to pivot to strategy. The Imperative Workshop is a turning point in establishing the new leader and a cohesive leadership team focused on shared purpose, goals and ways of working.
Build Operating Momentum & Accountability
Now that your team is aligned, we help you embed processes to foster communication, create accountability and build momentum. Having these processes in place by day 45 is critical when driving cultural change and team performance.
Over Invest In and Deliver Early Wins
Early wins are key to establishing leader credibility and team confidence. Around Day 60 we facilitate a process that kick starts sub-teams around shared goals and action plans, to drive short term successes.
Strengthen Your Organization
Most leaders regret moving too slowly on organizational decisions. As a leader, you will not get very far until you have the right team – we help you perform an organizational role sort by Day 70 to make sure the right people are in the right roles and you are building the capabilities you need.
Sustain momentum, deliver results
Assess Your Progress
You have reached the 100-day mark with strong relationships, the team aligned on direction, clear accountability and the excitement of delivering early wins. What’s next? We guide an assessment and feedback process that helps you gauge progress against previously defined business and organizational objectives.
Accelerate Your Performance
With the learnings in hand, we collaborate to outline the next phase of your transition beyond day 100. The focus is on evolving processes, culture and your own leadership to address the changing landscape of your business, set course corrections and sustain momentum.