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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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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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Lawyers and the Mystery of the Missing Case first 100 days / career

Cecilia Ziniti is GC at Lambda, the start-up that trains people to be software developers and data scientists, but doesn’t charge them until they are hired.  

Cecilia is barely...

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Messages from...not Beyond, but Near...the Grave first 100 days / career leadership: managing yourself

I recently wrote about an experience with my 98-year old mother that touched me deeply.

I know how lucky I am to have had her for so long. She has been a teacher and a role model for me...

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Letters to a Young...I/O Student first 100 days / career

Someone about to enter a Masters program in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology recently contacted me asking for advice about what "top skills and high demand tools" he should focus on in...

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An Important, but Underutilized Values-based Interview Question first 100 days / career leadership: managing yourself

Values-based interviewing suddenly seems all the rage.

The idea here is that you ask questions around important personal values that will contribute to success on the job or that are aligned with...

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First 100 Days: Initial Meetings with Your Staff first 100 days / career leadership: developing others/building teams

Your first day in a new leadership postion is often filled with activities you might not get much say about. There is usually a benefits sign up with HR and a company orientation meeting. Your boss...

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Adsum Insights First 100 Days Program Featured on Real Leaders Podcast first 100 days / career

Few companies and individuals have a game plan for the First 100 Days on a job and the personal and organizational costs can be enormous. 

I was recently interviewed by Sue Heilbronner...

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