27 results for tag: onboarding


New Executive Role? Here’s How to Get Your Good Ideas Accepted

You're new to an executive-level role — congratulations! You're probably a mixture of excited, nervous and terrified. This is for good reason, as about 40 percent of executives fail in their first 18 months in a new role, according to an oft-cited study by ...
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Steps to Successful Executive Onboarding

As a new executive, how do you ensure your success and your organization's success? Don't rely on the company to do it for you. A company's onboarding process often does not receive the same level of effort and attention as the hiring process. So be ...
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Whoa There, Cowboy! Leadership Onboarding Advice

On the way into the office, I was pondering how the onboarding of our new President was going (don't worry, I won't wax political here!) and that led my thoughts to the topic of onboarding in general. Long gone is the thinking that new employees require ...
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Talent Management for Senior and Upper Management

The results of a recent joint project conducted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Miles Group, who polled over 200 North American CEOs, board directors and senior management executives, found that over two-thirds of the CEOs and half of ...
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Must Haves for a Successful Job Search: Interviewing, Advancing, Negotiating and Onboarding

For a recent episode of ExecuNet Master Class, we were joined by Don Weintraub. Don was a recruiter for 15 years and now heads-up ExecuNet's career strategists group. In this class, Don shared what works in today's job search marketplace based on his extens...
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5 Ways to Discover What’s Not in The Handbook: Unearthing Your Company’s Unwritten Rules

If you've "been around the block" for a while, you may have had to take Total Quality Management (TQM) courses. One of TQM's tenets is that you should always feel free to make suggestions you think will profit the company. A colleague told me a story about ...
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Beware Making Changes Too Quickly

When entering a new executive role your new organization wants you to get acclimated quickly and create value through contributions with clear results. As an unknown you are a risk and your failure would be costly. Too often new leaders have this mindset: ...
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Are You Living in the Past?

Starting a new executive role is an exciting time. You've been offered an opportunity to help a company take their next step. You've got a seat at the table and want to contribute. You know you can help – and quickly too. Careful now. Almost half of ...
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A New Job, a New Chapter

It's 7:30 a.m. and it's go time. Today is the BIG day – Day One! Obviously the interviews were a great success: you definitely impressed more than a few people with your knowledge, experience and warm personality. You thought the worry was over the moment ...
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How to Bring Your Best to a New Leadership Role

You’ve been tapped to take on a new leadership role and it’s time to make things happen. Expectations are high. Like most highly ambitious leaders, you want to make a significant contribution to serve the business, and fast. How will you strategically use ...
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Filling Big Shoes: Living Up to and Surpassing Your Predecessor’s Reputation

In just about every field of endeavor, you start out at or near the bottom (depending on the extent and quality of your education), and have to work your way up from there. According to the Peter Principal, you also rise to your highest level of incompeten...
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Strategies for the First 90 Days

Some experts believe you have only 90 days in a new job to make your impact and create the permanent impression that people in the organization will have of you and your leadership capabilities. You'll either "cut it" or not — in terms of garnering respect, ...
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