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Map and Manage the Common Landmines

The ability and willingness to assess and deal with risk is often a critical differentiator between one's success or ... Read More By January 10, 2015
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New CEO of Recently-Acquired Company, Top 5 Areas to Focus On

As the new CEO of a recently-acquired company, here are the top five areas to focus on very rapidly. Having been in ... Read More By November 25, 2014
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All Aboard! or Onboarding?

"All aboard!" the conductor says. So, having anticipated this special trip and prepared  for it for a long time, you ... Read More By August 6, 2014
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Your Onboarding May be Teaching Your New Employees to be Cynical

The title of this article comes from a conversation with a senior-level HR professional who demonstrated a level of ... Read More By August 6, 2014
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The 100-Day Plan, One Last Step into Your Job

So, there you are, having moved up from being interviewed by the recruiter, then  HR and finally to  the hiring ... Read More By August 6, 2014
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5 Steps to Succeeding in a New Job

You have all the skills and abilities to succeed in that new position, but now comes the hard part. The truth is that ... Read More By July 24, 2014
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Following Up with the New Leader

New executives begin to participate in meetings with their boss soon after joining a new organization. Normally, these ... Read More By July 24, 2014
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The Kick-off Meeting and First Week

In my book, Before Onboarding: How to Integrate New Leaders for Quick and Sustained Results, the assumption is made ... Read More By July 24, 2014
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The Blueprint for Success

The main goal of the first three months a new executive is on the job is to meet or exceed the organization's expecta... Read More By July 24, 2014
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The New Leader Integration Process

A previous article introduced my new book on executive transitions, Before Onboarding:  How to Integrate New Leaders ... Read More By July 24, 2014
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Before Onboarding: How to Integrate New Leaders for Quick and Sustained Results

In recent years, several books have been published that guide executives through a structured, self-directed new leader ... Read More By July 24, 2014
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3 Things to Remember When Onboarding into a Smaller Organization

The same three things derail people onboarding into small companies as into large companies: poor fit, failure to ... Read More By July 24, 2014