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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1460993179
  • ISBN-13: 978-1460993170
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,833,569 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Burroughs is a veteran executive recruiter and coach. His new book, Before Onboarding, outlines a proven process in the area of New Leader Integration.

Why is this important? Studies show that 40 to 50% of outside hired senior executives ultimately fail in their jobs. Internal promotees succeed at a higher rate (but not by much). Moreover, what happens in the first 90 days a new leader is on the job often determines his or her ultimate outcome.

The process described in Before Onboarding focuses on the first 90 days. New leaders arrive fully prepared to secure early wins; avoid costly, preventable mistakes; and sustain their early successes long term. This is a "pre-boarding", facilitator-led process. It begins when an offer is accepted and culminates 90 days after the start date. The new leader arrives with a "Blueprint for Success" that ensures the right things are done in the right order and in the right way during the first 90 days.

Michael is available for public speaking engagements on the subject of new leader integration, or to prepare internal professionals to conduct this innovative service for their own organizations. You can reach Michael at mike@michaelkburroughs.com.

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Simple, powerful, straight-forward and effective.
Bruce
I highly recommend this book to people involved with the process of integrating new leaders into organizations such as HR professionals.
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It has much good info for designing a pre-boarding program to accelerate the onboarding process for new leaders in an organization.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sterling on July 14, 2011
Format: Paperback
As an Organizational Development practitioner who has performed numerous new leader integrations, I can tell you that this book is outstanding. Whether you're an HR executive, HR consultant or a corporate executive, this book is a must read. The number of new executives that fail in their jobs is staggering. This process, that is so well described in the book, has the ability to reduce that number significantly. The book is an easy read that provides all the necessary information to really understand how this works. Using a facilitator who is skilled in this process can be a huge boost to any organizaton hiring or promoting a new executive. If you're going to do that, it would seem to make sense to have the author, Mike Burroughs, perform that function for you. He obviously really knows his stuff!

I've also seen this process used at supervisory and middle management levels in organizations with very positive results. Effective leadership is more important now than it has ever been. The tools and concepts described in this book can go a long way to ensuring a new leader's success.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John on July 14, 2011
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Whoever thought that a book focusing on "preboarding" would be such a gift. This book was really informative on a subject that receives too little attention. And like a good novel, I couldn't put it down. The writing style drew me into the message and taught me some excellent tools for how to bring a leader on board to a new organization.

Burrough's advice and concepts in the book will be a terrific aid to executives, in almost any industry, who are in a position to hire a new executive leader. This book will make a world of difference for senior HR folks, CEO's and Boards who want to get their newly hired senior leaders off to a good start. Even better would be to contact the author, Mike Burroughs, and get his help in bringing on board a new CEO!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Burns on September 24, 2011
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As a member of a national non-profit Board of Directors, I participated in an extensive search and, subsequently, the regrettable firing of a new CEO within 8 months of his coming on board. Needless to say, I certainly wished we had availed ourselves of the New Leader Integration (NLI) process. What a waste of time and money we could have prevented had we utilized the process Mr. Burroughs succinctly describes in his very important book, Before Onboarding. Had we thoroughly prepared and used the types of questions Burroughs suggests for our entire Board of Directors, the CEO's new peers and his direct reports, and followed the basic sequence of the NLI process, we could have easily avoided the organizational disaster that we experienced. And, of course, as Burroughs sympathetically points out in his Afterword, there is a tremendous toll to be paid by the candidates' family when the organization fails to properly integrate their new executive. Since the fired CEO was a personal friend of several Board members, ours was a mistake that many of us sincerely regretted.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robin on September 12, 2011
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As an executive search consultant for 28 years, solely in the healthcare provider sector, this is the best book I have seen come along that specifically addresses a huge issue facing healthcare institutions today---that of having the newly identified executive hit the ground running! No longer can hospitals, physician groups and other providers afford to no apply the same good business principals that other idustries have applied for decades. Once a new leader is identified, he or she must get to work on the priorities immediatly, lest the organization start losing money from day one while the incoming leader assimilates. This book hits the mark on every front, demonstrating not only the value of, but "how to" assure that there is no down time, learning curve or ramp up time for incoming leaders to know what they need to be addressing from day one on the job. If we had this kind of training and consultation a decade ago, perhaps the healthcare industry would be a bit further along. In today's highly matrixed and complex healthcare environments, this pre-baording concept is going to be the only way new leaders will know what is going on in the nuances of the environment they are walking into. Kudos to Mike for sharing with us not only great concepts but the constructs to get this done in a timely and meaningful fashion! Healthcare leaders will benefit as well as their boards, physicians and team integration strategies.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DJCinOhio on August 24, 2011
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Michael Burroughs has written a book that should be required reading for any organization bringing in new leadership talent. In a corporate environment where just about any resource can be obtained from an outside provider, leadership talent is unique and will remain a key activity for driving company success. Yet after considerable investment to locate great leadership talent, the huge majority of firms have no consistent approach to ensuring the new leader is prepared to assume his or her role. At best, this ad hoc approach delays the realization of expected value, and in extreme cases, leads to failure. With the release of this book and implementation of the process Burroughs recommends, the risk of a new leader's failure can be minimized while ensuring the ROI of the new hire is achieved more quickly.

Burroughs' process is simple and his book to describe it is a quick read. He highlights the critical message which is that the new leader needs to walk in the door on the first day fully briefed on performance expectations and where the pitfalls lie. Burroughs notes that when recruiting a new leader, problems and opportunities are presented in as positive light as possible, while hopefully representing the challenges fairly. Before arriving on the scene, however, the new leader should have a full 360 degree view of the expectations and challenges of the role from the boss, peers, and reports, not just the recruiting stakeholders. This assessment is best compiled by a coach, consultant, or insider who can guarantee the confidentiality of the contributors to the assessment. Most importantly, the assessment is compiled solely for the new leader's review, no others, including the new boss.
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