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New Leader Assimilation

Tanya Boyd

Payless Holdings, Inc.

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A KEY EXPERIENCE for a leader is taking on a new role, whether it is becoming a leader for the first time or moving to a new area or team. For all new leaders, one of the keys to success is a rapid start.

The New Leader Assimilation process, which originated at General Electric, is a frequently used approach to increase the speed with which a new leader and his or her team are able to function effectively together. Common estimates suggest it can take six to eight months for trust and understanding to be built between a leader and his or her team members. New leader assimilation is ...

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