Acknowledgements. Introduction: An Executive Summary of the Onboarding Process. Part I: Create Your New Leadership Role. Chapter 1. Position Yourself for a New Leadership Role or Promotion. Chapter 2. Sell before You Buy: Answer the Only Three Interview Questions. Chapter 3. Map and Avoid the Most Common Land Mines. Chapter 4. Do Your Due Diligence on the Organization, Role, and Fit. Chapter 5. Act Differently When You Are Promoted from Within. Part II: Take Control of Your Own Start. Chapter 6. Embrace the Fuzzy Front End and Make It Work for You Before You Start. Chapter 7. Decide How to Engage the New Culture: Assimilate, Converge and Evolve, or Shock. Chapter 8. Drive Action with an Ongoing Communication Campaign. Chapter 9. Take Control of Day One: Make a Powerful First Impression. Part III: Your 100-Day Action Plan. Chapter 10. Embed a Strong Burning Imperative by Day 30. Chapter 11. Exploit Key Milestones to Drive Team Performance by Day 45. Chapter 12. Overinvest in Early Wins to Build Team Confidence by Day 60. Chapter 13. Secure ADEPT People in the Right Roles with the Right Support by Day 70. Chapter 14. Evolve People, Plans, and Practices to Capitalize on Changing Circumstances. Appendices: Critical Tools for Long-Term Leadership Success. Appendix I: Leadership. Appendix II: Situational Assessment. Appendix III: Communication. Appendix IV: Plans-Strategic Process. Appendix V: People and Practices - Organizational and Operational Processes. References. Index. About the Authors.
George B. Bradt (AB, Harvard; MBA, Wharton) is founder and Managing Director of PrimeGenesis, the premier executive transition consultancy. He was previously an executive at Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Disney, Coca-Cola, and J.D. Power and Associates. Jayme A. Check (BS, Syracuse; MBA, Anderson School at UCLA) is a founder of PrimeGenesis and President of Quantum Leap Associates. His experience includes executive roles in sales, business development, and strategy at firms such as JP Morgan, Brice Manufacturing, and Guidance Solutions. He is a recognized expert in leadership development and serves a broad base of clients worldwide. Jorge E. Pedraza (BA, Cornell; PhD, Yale) has led startups and reinvented established businesses at Concrete Media, Le Monde Interactive, and as one of the founding partners of PrimeGenesis. He helped found and is currently Managing Director of Origination at Unison, a wireless lease acquisition firm.