32 results for tag: onboarding


Ditch the 100-day Plan

Executive assimilation expert Emily Bermes told the ExecuNet community, "The concept of a 100-day plan has executives relying on a plan they've created before they are really even in-role." Ditch the 100-day plan. Planning before you have the facts and ...
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Gaining the Support of Subordinates and Colleagues

What is one thing a new executive can do to gain the support of subordinates and colleagues? You can't go it alone. No matter how good a leader you may be, you don't have the institutional knowledge to successfully navigate in your new company. You must ...
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When New Executives Should Color Outside the Lines

Whether you're a rebel or a rule follower, when you step into a new executive role there will certainly be some points of organizational culture that you don't agree with. When that happens, should you go against the grain? Or should you look to build ...
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Here’s What’s Often Overlooked in Compensation Negotiations

There’s nothing quite like it, and when a great company offers you a great job it’s certainly natural to feel euphoria. You’re overjoyed and probably more than a little relieved. After all, job searching is stressful, so it’s nice to know you can ...
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Where Most Hiring Misunderstandings Happen

A place people typically overlook when they have a job offer is their onboarding. Neglecting onboarding is a recipe for misunderstanding and is commonly where newly hired executives go wrong in their new roles. You need to know what you are getting ...
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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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