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Three Paradigms Part II: Your Winning Strategy first 100 days / career leadership: developing others/building teams

This is the second in a series of three articles about the inner paradigms that shape how we...see, navigate, make sense of, and carve our success...in the world. 

My premise is that if "what...

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Three Paradigms Worth Holding Up to the Light first 100 days / career leadership: managing yourself

A popular coaching trope is "What got you here won't get you there." 

If true, it begs two questions.  Here is the first: what must I change? 

The famed coach Marshall Goldsmith...

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What Footprints Are you Following? first 100 days / career

Generic onboarding templates, assessments, and best practices are very helpful.  They are certainly better than not having any kind of structure, and they can give you a real leg up.

But...

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Friends Don't Let Friends...Start Jobs Unprepared first 100 days / career

In a recent post, I shared source data on the high failure rate for executives starting new jobs.

Organizations bear some of the responsibility for their struggling new hires.  Egon Zehnder...

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Three Source Articles on Executive New Hire Failure Rates first 100 days / career

Many have heard that the 18 month "failure" rate for new hires, including executives is nearly 50%. 

But someone on LinkedIn, apparently unfamiliar with Google, challenged me with one of those...

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The Dangers of Driving Change without Understanding Existing Traditions first 100 days / career leadership: delivering operational outcomes

Someone who is familiar with my First Hundred Days program sent me this HBR executive transition case study. The leader who was coming on board was told by her boss to “do whatever...

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The Tiger and the Strawberry Revisited: The Rapture of Being Alive leadership: managing yourself

It seems hard to believe, but one of the best selling Zen books for all time, Zen Mind, Beginners Mind, was published over 50 years ago.  

There is a chapter on Excitement, where Suzuki...

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Mental Models and The Elements of Effective Teamwork leadership: developing others/building teams

The last few Using the Tools Beyond the First 100 Days emails/posts have been focused on my Building a High Performance Team roadmap, outlined again here:

  1. Start with the Blank Piece of...
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Creating the Environment for Each Person on Your Team to Develop leadership: developing others/building teams

The last few Using the Tools Beyond the First 100 Days emails/posts have been focused on my Building a High Performance Team roadmap, outlined again here:

  1. Start with the Blank Piece of...
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Building a High Performance Team: Doing Better Evaluations and Getting Aligned with Boss/HR first 100 days / career leadership: developing others/building teams

The last few Using the Tools Beyond the First 100 Days emails/posts have been focused on my Building a High Performance Team roadmap, outlined again here:

  1. Start with the Blank Piece of...
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Using the Tools Beyond the First 100 Days: Developing People and the Famous Silicon Valley Thought Experiment first 100 days / career leadership: developing others/building teams

The tools in my First 100 Days program are not one-offs to try to impress people and get them to like you.  They were/are management best practices that can be used anytime.  

The next...

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