Head: (5 out of 5)
Heart: (4 out of 5)
Leadership Applicability: (5 out of 5)
Studies have shown 40% of newly hired senior executives fail within the first 18 months on the job. Given the costs of hiring and the impact leadership failure can have on revenue, employee productivity and moral, this is an expensive reality for any company.
As consultants who help executives move into complex new leadership roles, the authors of this book understand how to stack the odds in favor of a new executive: implement a comprehensive onboarding plan for the first 100 days. The content of this book is based on their proven onboarding process, which includes:
- Identifying the seven deadly onboarding landmines that can derail new executives
- Identifying and managing risk
- Choosing the right approach for existing company culture
- Crafting and communicating a central message
- Creating and imbedding a Burning Imperative
- Establishing early wins
The tools, checklists, examples and sage advice based on extensive experience will help you take charge of your own onboarding plan, so you can hit the ground running, send the right message, build a high-performing team and deliver results.
This is a practical handbook no aspiring or current executive should be without. Organizations interested in setting their new leaders up for success, and leaders interested in new opportunities or taking charge of their own onboarding plan will want to read this book. Buy it now.