INTRODUCTION: An Executive Summary of the Onboarding Process

Whether you are a veteran CEO taking the reins of your next organization or a new frontline supervisor, whether you are joining from the outside or getting promoted from within, The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan will help you manage your leadership transition so you can take charge, build your team, and deliver better results faster than anyone thought possible. This matters because 40 percent of leaders going into new roles fail in their first 18 months.[2] (Yes, 40 percent!)

What do these failed leaders not know or see? What do they not do? Why can't they deliver? In most cases, they dig their own holes by missing one of the important tasks that must be accomplished in their first 100 days. Some don't understand the impact of their early words and actions and inadvertently send their new colleagues the wrong messages. Some focus on finding a new strategy, but fail to get buy-in and fail to build trust with their new team. Some do a lot of work and expend a lot of energy without accomplishing the one or two things that their most important stakeholders are looking for. All are unaware of some of the important steps required to achieve a successful transition. No leader wants this to happen; but it does, at an alarming rate.

Our fundamental, underlying concept is:

Leadership is about inspiring and enabling others to do their absolute best together, to realize a meaningful and rewarding shared purpose.

It's not about you. ...

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