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.

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

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

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