42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role: The Manual They Didn`t Hand You When You Made VP, Director, Or Manager

42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role: The Manual They Didn`t Hand You When You Made VP, Director, Or Manager

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42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role describes practical and effective actions for you to make a strong start at your new VP, Director, or Manager job. Drawing from extensive interviews with corporate leaders and the author`s 20 years as a strategy consultant and executive coach, these rules form the manual they forgot to hand you when you got that promotion or offer letter. Topics include how to gain cooperation from your team, read the business culture at your new level, tee up smart "quick wins", show others how to work with you, assess the business risks in your new role, make the most of your strengths without overdoing it, work around your weaknesses, use team screw-ups to your advantage, redesign your undoable job, and stay focused on your plan when everyone wants you to fight fires and solve the problems on their desks. Pam gives you specific guidance for each step of those first few critical months. Her recommendations are shaped by current and classic leadership research, as well as fresh insight from her interviews with executives and surveys of leaders at all levels. With her background as executive coach to top Silicon Valley companies, corporate strategist with Bain and Accenture, and Guest Fellow at Stanford GSB`s Center for Leadership Development and Research, Pam translates the experiences of thousands of leaders into easy-to-read guidance. Let this book remind you what you did right before, help you avoid common missteps that cause leaders to stumble, and give you new strategies for acing those critical first months. Adjust what you find here to serve team needs, market condition, cultural context, your goals and your personal leadership style. Buy this book when you`re making a step up, moving to a new organization, or for your friends as they move up. This book is also an ideal reference for executive coaches, HR business partners, management trainers, executive assistants, and others who help new leaders be successful.

Table of contents

Copyright Page......Page 4
Praise For This Book!......Page 5
Dedication......Page 8
Acknowledgments......Page 9
Foreword by John A. Byrne......Page 15
Intro......Page 17
Part I: Set Yourself Up For Success......Page 21
Rule 1: Rules Are Meant to Be Broken......Page 22
Rule 2: Begin Ready......Page 24
Rule 3: Fire Up Your Task Management System......Page 26
Rule 4: Draft Your Strategic One-Pager......Page 28
Rule 5: Take Charge of Your Start......Page 30
Part II: Map the Terrain......Page 33
Rule 6: Leverage the Honeymoon......Page 34
Rule 7: Map What Matters to People with Power......Page 36
Rule 8: Uncover Precisely How Your Group Creates Value......Page 38
Rule 9: Figure Out What to Prove by When......Page 40
Rule 10: Set Your Milestones......Page 42
Part III: Show Up Wisely......Page 45
Rule 11: Apply Your Strengths- and Beware......Page 46
Rule 12: Deal with Your Weak Spots......Page 48
Rule 13: (Re)Introduce Yourself Internally & Externally......Page 50
Rule 14: Don`t Blame the Last Guy......Page 52
Rule 15: Show People How to Work with You......Page 54
Rule 16: Get Over Yourself......Page 56
Part IV: Start Your Wins......Page 59
Rule 17: Pick Smart Quick Wins......Page 60
Rule 18: Plant Seeds for Future Wins......Page 62
Rule 19: Tune Up Your Team......Page 64
Rule 20: Communicate Early and Often......Page 66
Rule 21: Tell a Good Story......Page 68
Rule 22: Bring Value to Any Room......Page 70
Rule 23: Balance Curiosity, Advice, and Silence......Page 72
Part V: Create Your Management System......Page 75
Rule 24: Make Your Own Metrics......Page 76
Rule 25: Catalog Risks and Start Mitigating......Page 78
Rule 26: Run Unmissable Meetings......Page 80
Rule 27: Adjust Your Approach......Page 82
Rule 28: Launch 1:1s that Actually Drive Performance......Page 84
Rule 29: Make the Most of Screwups......Page 86
Rule 30: Grow More Leaders......Page 88
Rule 31: Call in the Experts......Page 90
Part VI: Stay Smart......Page 93
Rule 32: Strengthen Your Strategic Point of View......Page 94
Rule 33: Stay Current and Capable......Page 96
Rule 34: Model Healthy Paranoia......Page 98
Rule 35: Ferret Out Feedback......Page 100
Rule 36: Build Your Industry Presence......Page 102
Part VII: Set You and Your Team To Thrive......Page 105
Rule 37: Make Your Job Doable......Page 106
Rule 38: Stoke the Energy of Your Group......Page 108
Rule 39: Mind Your Mood......Page 110
Rule 40: Now, Lead with Your Life in Mind......Page 112
Rule 41: Use Your Power for Good......Page 114
Rule 42: These Are My Rules. What Are Yours?......Page 116
Appendix A: For Job Seekers......Page 118
Appendix B: Hiring? How to Use this Book......Page 120
Appendix C: For Executive Coaches......Page 122
Appendix D: Myers-Briggs and More......Page 124
Appendix E: Online Resources......Page 126
About the Author......Page 128
Your Rules......Page 130
Books......Page 132
A Message From Super Star Press......Page 134
Back Cover......Page 136

Details

  • Author: Pam Fox Rollin
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Publisher: Happy About
  • ISBN-10: 1607730340
  • ISBN-13: 9781607730347, 9781607730354
  • Pages: 136
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 737.9K
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