Career Playbook: Practical Tips for Executive Onboarding

February 15th, 2013

You may already realize that transitions are tenuous. The first eighteen months in a new role are a proving ground. New leaders derail with alarming frequency. No one wants to end up being a statistic. And everyone wants to feel assured that they made the right decision – your organization hiring you, and you choosing to make the leap to this new role. You can improve your chances of making the transition a smooth one by working to accelerate your contribution to the new organization.  Here are a few things you can consider as you make a thoughtful and successful transition into your new role.

Click here to read the entire article from The Korn/Ferry Institute.


HR: You’re Doing It Wrong

February 1st, 2013

Most idiots think they know how to recruit. To an extent, they do. You might be the worst leader with the sketchiest track record at attracting and retaining talent, but you understand how it’s supposed to go down: Develop a pool of candidates, screen for competencies and character, and extend an offer with optimism and conviction. And in about a year’s time, when the fool you hired turns out to be incompetent, inconsistent, and/or inexcusably stupid, start the cycle all over again…

Click here to read Laurie Ruettimann’s article from The Conference Board Review.


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