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New Leader Onboard

Friday, January 9, 2015

Reduce the period of adjustment for new leaders with this five-step transition model.

Integrating new leaders can be a costly, stressful, and uncertain experience. Organization productivity often declines during a leadership transition. Decades of research and in-the-field experience indicate that there is a predictable cycle of activity associated with onboarding a new leader.


Given the costs and risks involved, savvy organizations should attempt to ensure that new leaders (whether internal or

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