Parts of this book have been around for a long time. The ideas have been implemented in the work of every manager who ever brought a new employee onboard successfully. The ideas have been obvious to anyone trying to figure out how to reduce the risk of failure of those new employees, accelerate their progress, and use the new arrival as an excuse to take the team to the next level. What we’ve done is take those different parts and bring them together into one cohesive whole.
We are particularly grateful to those people who have helped us pull those parts together over the past several years. We are grateful to our consulting partners in PrimeGenesis, to those who have used PrimeGenesis to help them or to help people in their organizations, and to those who support us in other ways. All share our journey of learning and discovery. All were our partners in this book, whether they knew it or not.
We are grateful to our Guest Experts. As you will see, we have different relationships with different speakers. Sometimes they spoke to us. Sometimes they wrote to us. Sometimes we repurposed what they wrote for others. Some agreed with us. Some disagreed. All helped.
Finally, we have to admit that this book wasn’t actually our idea. Credit for that goes to Richard Narramore at Wiley, who inspired and enabled us to bring this spark to life.