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Lead Your Team in Your First 100 Days

Lead Your Team in Your First 100 Days

Niamh O'Keeffe

Oct 2012, Paperback, 200 pages
ISBN13: 9780273776789
ISBN10: 0273776789
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Shows anyone coming into a new leadership role how to position themselves as an effective leader from day one and how to gain exceptional results from their team.

We all know the importance of making a strong start in a new role. Nowhere is a leader’s success or failure more obvious than in the performance of their team. This quick read will help new leaders firmly establish themselves at a time of uncertainty and generate teams who perform at their maximum.

This 100-minute read is 100% practical and breaks down the 100 day period into 5 sections:

@ Start

@ 30 Days

@ 60 Days

@ 90 Days

@ End

It shows you the targets you should be aiming to achieve by each deadline and provides assistance at every stage on reviewing your team’s performance and planning ahead. Containing case studies, lists, coaching notes and exercises, this is the ultimate accessible guide to leading a team

Table of Contents

Preface: First100 www.First100assist.com
About the author
Acknowledgements
Introduction

Part 1 Beginning

1. Prepare for your First 100 Days

1. Get organized: emotional focus and early research

2. Get your team ready for your arrival

3. Arrange a swift leadership handover

4. Understand the strategic context

5. What is your Team Mission?

2. Your First 100 Days Team Plan

1. First100assist™Leader-Team Success Formula

2. Write your First 100 Days Team Plan

3. @start: Accelerate on arrival

1. Launch your First 100 Days Team Plan

2. Avoid the leader-as-hero trap

3. Bring in “SWAT Team” re-enforcements

4. Speed up leader-team bonding

5. Advice from the executive front line


Part 2 Middle

4. @30 days: Optimise team performance

1. Review progress against team plan

2. Spot dysfunctional group behaviours

3. Capitalise on the strengths of the team

4. Update your First 100 Days Team Plan

5. Advice from the executive front line

5. @60 days: Sustain a strong momentum

1. Review progress against team plan

2. Remove barriers to high performance

3. Communication, Communication, Communication

4. Update your First 100 Days Team Plan

5. Advice from the executive front line

Part 3 End

6. @90 days: Sprint to the end

1. Review progress against team plan

2. Write your team’s final 10-day “To-do” list

3. Gather feedback and air any issues

4. Take time out for team reflection

5. Advice from the executive front line

7. Finish your First 100 Days

1. Close out your First 100 Days Team Plan

2. Record team achievements and capture lessons learned

3. Communicate team success with stakeholders

4. Celebrate with your team

5. Reset team objectives and renew the endeavor

Final words

Niamh O’Keeffe is the founder of First100, a business dedicated to accelerating the leadership performance of executives in their first 100 days, established in 2004. On average, her clients have evaluated their leadership performance to have improved by at least 30% as a result of the First100™ program. She knows first-hand the needs of this market and is well-qualified both by training and experience to meet their needs. Niamh is also the author of Your First 100 Days: How to Make Maximum Impact in Your New Leadership Role.