What Harvard Must Do To Onboard Its New President Successfully

What Harvard Must Do To Onboard Its New President Successfully

Onboarding any new leader successfully requires aligning people around expectations and then acquiring, accommodating, assimilating and accelerating them. It’s challenging under normal circumstances as 40% of new leaders fail in their first 18 months. After the way...

How To Choose The Right Next Job

How To Choose The Right Next Job

In an earlier article I suggested a BRAVE approach to finding your next job. It gives you a framework for adding deliberate thinking to an emotional process and your ultimate choice. The crux of the issue is getting at the right weighting of the dimensions driving...

The Luck Of Being Ready For And Open To Opportunities

The Luck Of Being Ready For And Open To Opportunities

Do you see what’s wrong with this article’s headline? It’s not a definition of luck, it’s a formula for success. To a great degree, the specific opportunities that come your way are the luck piece. The hard work and preparation to be ready to deal with those...

Fixing Boomers’ Disadvantage In Onboarding Into New Jobs

Fixing Boomers’ Disadvantage In Onboarding Into New Jobs

There they are, waiting for the gun to go off on day one. It’s not fair, but Boomers are already at a disadvantage. Others have gotten a head start and they are already behind – far behind. It’s high noon, April 22, 1889. The Sooners have snuck in before the official...

Mastering The Seven Stages of Executive Onboarding

Mastering The Seven Stages of Executive Onboarding

40% of new leaders get fired, forced out, or quit within their first 18 months because they fail to fit, deliver, or adjust to changes down the road. The main problems through the seven stages of executive onboarding can be solved by thinking marketing, selling,...