chapter 3

Give Them What They Need to Know to Succeed

“The leader lays down the melody line and encourages individual band members to improvise around them.”

Bradley Porten

I think it is pretty safe to say that you want your young professionals to be successful. And I hope we’re still on the same page when I say that you don’t mind an initial investment of time and energy in an employee as long as you get what you put in down the line. Where onboarding gets a little divisive is in the implementation of the invested time and energy. Your employee’s first few days go by, and for the majority of companies there is an implicit sense—or at least ...

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