that a successful hire becomes a successful leader.
What is START RIGHT NOW™?
START RIGHT NOW™ is a comprehensive
“on-boarding” program that dramatically cuts the time
it takes for a senior leader to transition into a new position.
A new leader has been hired or transferred into
a high-profile position and everyone is talking. Starting with the
day on the job, credibility, trust, integrity, and leadership style
are being communicated and judged. When deciding
to fully support the new executive, or sit on the sidelines, these
factors matter more to
people than any resume. In addition, the company has invested a
lot of time and money in the
new hire, and there are high expectations for quick results.
START RIGHT NOW™ utilizes executive
coaching, assessment tools and structured
team activities to address the critical concerns, challenging issues,
relationships that can make or break a new leader. The coach and
leader build a
“100 Day Success Plan”, using the three strategies illustrated
Estimates of the number of newly-hired
executives who fail to meet expectations within the first
year on the job run between 40 - 50%.
How might a failed new-hire impact your organization?
What’s the effect on:
- team productivity?
- hiring budget?
- organization’s reputation?
- the hiring manager, staff, customers and suppliers?
The “100 Day Success Plan”
Strategy #1: The Leader Establishes Strong
Strategy # 2: The Leader Accelerates the
Learning Curve by:
- Identifying and galvanizing a network of
people who are essential to the leader’s success
- Having candid, focused discussions with
the boss and team members, to build trust, partnership and accountability
- Utilizing a coach to discuss confidential
questions, concerns and ideas
- Learning how to effectively influence people
in this organization
- Utilizing his or her team to produce
- Asking the right questions to uncover the
organization’s culture and how things really work
- Establishing strategies for sorting through
a mountain of new data, so the first months are manageable
- Utilizing a variety of assessment tools
to take leadership abilities to the next level
- Asking questions, in the right way,
to get insight into the organization’s strengths, weaknesses,
Strategy #3: The Leader Maintains Focus by:
- Discerning your “top priorities”
from a sea of contenders
- Clarifying key metrics to measure
personal, team and organizational success
- Delegating appropriately
- Demonstrating personal accountability,
and holding others accountable, from the beginning
Complimentary Coaching Session
If you are transitioning into a new, high-stakes
position, or hiring someone who is, I invite you to discuss whether
START RIGHT NOW™ will benefit you and your organization. Contact
Turning Point Alliance for a complimentary
“This was the most successful integration of a new manager
I have ever seen in my 20-plus years at Nike.”
- Ed Thomas,
Director of Advanced Materials Research,