The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan: How to Take Charge, Build Your Team, and Get Immediate Results

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The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan, and the included downloadable forms, has proven itself to be a valuable resource for new leaders in any organization. This revision includes 40% new material and updates -- including new and updated downloadable forms -- with new chapters on:
* A new chapter on POSITIONING yourself for a leadership role
* A new chapter on what to do AFTER THE FIRST 100 DAYS
* A new chapter on getting PROMOTED FROM WITHIN and what to do then

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A revised and expanded edition of the step-by-step success plan for every new leader—with downloadable forms and worksheets

Moving into a new leadership position is one of the toughest challenges an executive can face. Nearly half of new leaders fail in their first eighteen months. Often, that failure is the result of crucial mistakes made in the first 100 days. If that happens to you, your first 100 days on the job could be your last.

Whether you're a veteran leader 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. The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan, Second Edition presents proven solutions and cutting-edge techniques for getting started successfully in your new role.

You'll find a comprehensive, easy-to-follow plan that comes with real-world examples, downloadable forms and worksheets, and other handy resources. You'll master your new job—and the art of leadership—with proven tools and techniques for:

  • Making a powerful first impression on your first official day
  • Turning key stakeholders and direct reports into your allies

  • Building your new team with early wins

  • Fitting into a new corporate culture—and shaping its evolution

  • Creating, communicating, and implementing a new strategic direction

  • Avoiding common mistakes and pitfalls

  • Building loyalty, trust, and commitment with new colleagues

This expanded edition includes new resources, updates on today's technology and global business environment, and three new chapters that show you how to position yourself to be offered new leadership roles, land them, and stay successful after your first 100 days. This is the ultimate guide to getting ahead—and staying there.

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Praise for the First Edition of The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan

"What a book! New and experienced managers at every level will 'fly' with this programmed learning."
—The Honorable Bruce S. Gelb, former Ambassador to Belgium; former vice chairman, Bristol-Myers Squibb; former president, Clairol

"I love this book and wish I had read it before stepping into my current leadership role. It provides a practical and indispensable road map to success that will help new leaders stack the odds in their favor. Read it and don't be among the forty percent of leaders who fail in the first eighteen months."
—Sandy Rogers, former marketing manager, Procter & Gamble and Apple Computer; former senior vice president, Corporate Strategy, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

"The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan offers a comprehensive architecture with practical tools and techniques for new leaders to follow. I believe that leaders who utilize the advice from this book will have demonstrative business and culture-building results."
—Joe Bonito, Vice President, Organizational Development, Coach Inc.; former vice president, Pfizer

"One of the most basic yet comprehensive books I've read regarding the dos and don'ts of a successful on-boarding process. A must-read for all aspiring business leaders, from first-time CEOs to executives at every level of the organization. Also a great tool for human resources and talent management executives."
—Joe Griesedieck, former CEO, Spencer Stuart; Vice Chairman, Korn/Ferry International

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