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The New Leader's 100-day Action Plan: How to Take Charge, Build Your Team, and Get Immediate Results Hardcover – 13 Feb 2009

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Edition edition (13 Feb 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470407034
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470407035
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 2.7 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 495,681 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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I recently bought this book before taking on a new job heading up a team in a diffent part of the company.

The book helped me to plan my transition and be aware of all the pitfalls that might be waiting for me. This gave me confidence and enabled me to "hit the ground running" when my first day on the job came along.

You don't need to be a CEO to get something from this book. Any manager or team leader who is preparing to change roles/teams/organisations could learn something from this book in my opinion.

Note though, to get the most from the book you need to read it BEFORE you start the new job, preferably at the same time as you start thinking about applying for it. If the vacancy looks too good to be true, the book suggests some things you ought to do to check it out before you accept it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By DFP on 31 Mar 2009
Format: Hardcover
If you are interested succeeding in your new role, this book is fundamental. I was pleased to see that I was not too far off by being somewhat proactive and organised in taking charge of my own onboarding action plan to hit the ground running but George Bradt, Jayme Check and Jorge Pedraza are truly exceptional in giving the reader all the tools and strategy in a more holistic and detailed way regarding transitioning. Additionally, it is written in a very easy to absorb way that makes sense. Of course, I am highly recommending it!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lorraine A. Ruth on 18 Jun 2009
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I bought this book to prepare for a job interview.
It covered many points that I would not have otherwise considered.
It is well structured and I got the job!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Good preparatory information for building your 100-Day Action Plan 27 Sep 2009
By S. Frazier - Published on
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One of three books I purchased in order to prepare my first ever 100-Day Action Plan. The information was well organized, clearly articulating eight major components of an action plan. Especially useful was the detailed information regarding strategy, vision, communication planning, and crisis management, to name a few. The only thing missing? A couple of examples of real 100-Day Action Plans. Without examples, I felt I needed more research to feel comfortable about putting together a detailed plan. I also recommend "You're In Charge: Now What?" to supplement your knowledge if this is your first 100-Day Action Plan.

Sam Frazier
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Actionable advice for new leaders; it's what you do before day one that counts 21 Oct 2010
By Olivier d'Assier - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book for new leaders taking on a new role at a new company; especially if this new role represents a promotion from your previous one. The detailed plan of action from getting the offer through to starting on day one is filled with great advice on how to get a head-start on your first day on the job as well as the major pitfalls to avoid so you're not DOA. This is not a theoretical book but a must-read practical guide to your new role and how to make a great impression right out of the gate.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Very valuable! 6 April 2009
By Johan Hekkelman - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I read about this book in Men's Health magazine on a flight home from an interview: bought it the next day. It definitely helped me in the 2nd and 3rd interviews, and I feel it was instrumental in the negotiating stage, and eventually in landing the job. I bought the book for my daughter, who coincidentally(?) was offered a great marketing job after reading the first few chapters.
I just ordered it as a gift for my friend, who will start in his new postion next week. Highly recommended.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
New Leader's 100 Day Action Plan - Tour de Force 4 Dec 2009
By Bill Crain - Published on
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What a tour de force! Bradt, Check, and Pedraza have hit a home run with the second edition of The New Leader's 100 Day Action Plan.

Four C's apply: Clear, Concise, Comprehensive, and Cogent. It is hard to say which section is most insightful. My personal favorite is the embrace of the fuzzy front end. Clearly, this is the best book in the field - - competitors must be envious.

This book covers the spectrum with an intense focus from preparation to execution. It is no wonder these guys get better results faster. Think: would I rather be Matt Ryan or Mark Sanchez?

Bill Crain
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Excellent new job onboarding book 6 April 2009
By K. Cizynski - Published on
Format: Hardcover
The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan is a great resource of advice and perspective for anyone assuming a new job in a corporate setting. It's very insightful, easy to read, and provides a roadmap for wrapping your arms around a new position right out of the gate, when it's so easy to lose sight. As an executive recruiter, my job is to find the right hire. George's book helps to make them successful.
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