The New Leaders 100 Day Action Plan: How to Take Charge, Build Your Team, and Get Immediate Results / Edition 1

The New Leaders 100 Day Action Plan: How to Take Charge, Build Your Team, and Get Immediate Results / Edition 1

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by George B. Bradt, Jayme Check, Jorge Pedraza
     
 

A step-by-step plan for every leader in a new role—with downloadable forms and worksheets

Moving into a new position of leadership is one of the toughest challenges a businessperson can face. Nearly half of new leaders fail in their first eighteen months. Often, failure is the result of crucial mistakes made in the first 100 days—mistakes that end up

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A step-by-step plan for every leader in a new role—with downloadable forms and worksheets

Moving into a new position of leadership is one of the toughest challenges a businessperson can face. Nearly half of new leaders fail in their first eighteen months. Often, failure is the result of crucial mistakes made in the first 100 days—mistakes that end up crippling new leaders from the start. Critical mistakes made so early can be devastating for companies and leaders alike. But how do you avoid them?

Whether you're a veteran CEO taking over a new organization or a novice moving into your first leadership role, this practical guide will help you manage your leadership transition so you can take charge, build your team, and deliver results. In The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan, top executive transition experts from PrimeGenesis present proven solutions and cutting-edge techniques for each stage of the process of moving into your new role.

You'll find a comprehensive, easy-to-follow plan and a timeline that will keep you on track through your first 100 days in a new position. Filled with real-world examples and downloadable forms and worksheets, this one-of-a-kind book shows you how to deliver better results faster while building high-performing teams with lasting power. You'll master your new job—and the art of leadership—with proven tools and techniques for:

  • Making a powerful first impression
  • Turning key stakeholders and direct reports into your allies
  • Building your new team with early wins
  • Fitting into a new corporate culture—andshaping its evolution
  • Creating, communicating, and implementing a new strategic direction
  • Avoiding common mistakes and pitfalls
  • Building loyalty, trust, and commitment across the organization

From well in advance of your first day on the job, The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan gives you the tools you need to succeed in your new leadership role.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471789772
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/14/2006
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.72(d)

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Meet the Author

George Bradt is the founder and Managing Director of PrimeGenesis, the premier executive transition consultancy. He is also a former executive at Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Disney, Coca-Cola, and J.D. Power and Associates.

Jayme A. Check is a founding Partner of PrimeGenesis and founder and President of Quantum Leap Associates. He codeveloped PrimeGenesis's executive transition acceleration methodology. He has held executive positions in sales, business development, and strategy at several high-profile companies.

Jorge Pedraza is a founding Partner of PrimeGenesis and a founder of Unison Site Management, a specialty finance company in the wireless telecommunications field. He has worked in strategy and business development in the world of new media at Concrete, Guidance Solutions, and Le Monde Interactive.
For more information, please visit www.wiley.com/go/primegenesis.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Executive Summary: An “On-Boarding” Process for Leaders at Every Level.

PART I: BEFORE YOU ACCEPT A NEW LEADERSHIP ROLE.

Chapter 2: Sell Yourself First: How to Negotiate for a Leadership Position.

Five-Step Career Plan Worksheet (Downloadable).

Negotiating Worksheet (Downloadable).

Chapter 3: Do Your Due Diligence: Make Sure the Job, the Culture, and Your New Boss Fit Your Strengths and Weaknesses.

Five Cs Situation Analysis Guidelines (Downloadable).

SWOT Form (Downloadable).

Due Diligence Checklist (Downloadable).

PART II: THE 100-DAY ACTION PLAN.

CHAPTER 4 You Must Start before Day One: Especially with Your Boss and Key Stakeholders.

100-Day Checklist (Downloadable).

Stakeholder List (Downloadable).

On-Boarding Conversation Framework (Downloadable).

Relocation Checklist (Downloadable).

On-Boarding Checklist for HR (Downloadable).

Chapter 5: Decide How to Engage the New Culture: Assimilate, Converge and Evolve, or Shock.

ACES Framework.

Chapter 6: Take Control of Day One: Make a Powerful First Impression.

Day One Checklist (Downloadable).

New Manager Assimilation Session.

Chapter 7: Get Buy-In for the One Burning Imperative and Create the New Strategy (by Day 30).

Imperative Workshop.

Chapter 8: Use Key Milestones to Drive Team Performance (by Day 45).

Goal Recording and Tracking Worksheet (Downloadable).

Chapter 9: Invest in Early Wins to Build Team Confidence (by Day 60).

Team Charter Worksheet (Downloadable).

Chapter 10: Get the Right People in the Right Roles (by Day 70).

Performance/Potential Grid (Downloadable).

Chapter 11: Shape the Team Culture with an Ongoing Communication Campaign (throughout Your First 100 Days).

Communication Campaign Milestones (Downloadable).

Culture Change Management (Downloadable).

Communication Planning (Downloadable).

PART III: WHAT LEADERS KNOW.

Chapter 12: Adjust to the Inevitable Surprises.

Crisis Management Checklist (Downloadable).

Crisis Communication Checklist (Downloadable).

Chapter 13: Avoid the Most Common Mistakes.

Chapter 14: Build Loyalty, Trust, and Commitment.

APPENDICES: TEAM, MARKETING, AND STRATEGIC PLANNING TOOLS USEFUL ACROSS STEPS.

Appendix I:   Strategic Planning.

Appendix II: SIPOC Tool.

Appendix III: Decision Tool.

Appendix IV: Brand Positioning.

Appendix V: Creative Brief Tool.

Appendix VI: Marketing Asset Management Tool.

Appendix VII: Partnerships/Alliances Guidelines.

Appendix VIII: Strategic Map Tool.

Appendix IX: Profit Pools Tool.

REFERENCES.

INDEX.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS.

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