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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Happy About, Aug 1, 2012 - Business & Economics - 134 pages
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42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role (2nd Edition) 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.

 

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Contents

Foreword by John A Byrne
1
Intro
3
Set Yourself Up For Success
7
Rules Are Meant to Be Broken
8
Begin Ready
10
Fire Up Your Task Management System
12
Draft Your Strategic OnePager
14
Take Charge of Your Start
16
Make Your Own Metrics
62
Catalog Risks and Start Mitigating
64
Run Unmissable Meetings
66
Adjust Your Approach
68
Launch 11s that Actually Drive Performance
70
Make the Most of Screwups
72
Grow More Leaders
74
Call in the Experts
76

Map the Terrain
19
Leverage the Honeymoon
20
Map What Matters to People with Power
22
Uncover Precisely How Your Group Creates Value
24
Figure Out What to Prove by When
26
Set Your Milestones
28
Show Up Wisely
31
Apply Your Strengths and Beware
32
Deal with Your Weak Spots
34
ReIntroduce Yourself Internally Externally
36
Dont Blame the Last Guy
38
Show People How to Work with You
40
Get Over Yourself
42
Start Your Wins
45
Pick Smart Quick Wins
46
Plant Seeds for Future Wins
48
Tune Up Your Team
50
Communicate Early and Often
52
Tell a Good Story
54
Bring Value to Any Room
56
Balance Curiosity Advice and Silence
58
Create Your Management System
61
Stay Smart
79
Strengthen Your Strategic Point of View
80
Stay Current and Capable
82
Model Healthy Paranoia
84
Ferret Out Feedback
86
Build Your Industry Presence
88
Set You and Your Team To Thrive
91
Make Your Job Doable
92
Stoke the Energy of Your Group
94
Mind Your Mood
96
Now Lead with Your Life in Mind
98
Use Your Power for Good
100
These Are My Rules What Are Yours?
102
For Job Seekers
104
C
108
D
110
E
112
Author
114
Your Rules
116
Books
118
A Message From Super Star Press
120
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