From the Inside Flap
Did you know that 40% of new leaders fail within their first 18 months? And, did you know that most leadership failures are completely avoidable? In fact, every new leader is perfectly capable of inspiring people to achieve successes and improve performance beyond what they thought possible. Best of all, leadership excellence is easy if you recognize a few key leadership truths. In First-Time Leader, transformational leadership experts George Bradt and Gillian Davis tell you what you need to know to ensure that your first time at the helm makes—rather than breaks—your career.
Drawing on the insights of proven leaders from around the world, as well as from their own experience as leaders and consultants, the authors of First-Time Leader have distilled the most essential lessons on leadership into a coherent approach that can be applied anywhere. With the BRAVE leadership framework (Behaviors, Relationships, Attitudes, Values, Environment), you’ll learn how to work your new role from every relevant angle, resulting in confident leadership that will inspire and enable your team.
Your first leadership role is a career-defining moment. Are you equipped to make the most of it? First-Time Leader gives you everything you need for success, including examples from real-world scenarios and detailed discussion of the basic concepts of onboarding, crisis management, and strategic planning. In addition, learning activities and a suite of fully adaptable downloadable tools are at your disposal and ready to use. With First-Time Leader, you will become the kind of leader you know you can be.
From the Back Cover
Praise for First-Time Leader
“Incredible insight essential to leaders at all levels. I will refer back to these often.”
—Jaime Mazza – Human Resource Manager
“This book will help first-time leaders be BRAVE and inspire others to be BRAVE through its worksheets, steps, acronyms, lists, insights, real life stories which really provide color commentary to the content, and even simple stuff like running meetings.”
—Kris Adler – Program Manager
“BRAVE is very useful to apply to many different leadership challenges from setting strategy to crafting effective communication plans. Loved the stories.”
—MaryBeth Schroeder – Director Talent Development and Internal Communication
“Combines crisp identification of critical leadership concepts with detailed and comprehensive resources to assist leaders (both new and experienced) of organizations of any size or function.”
—Seth Gardner – Executive Director
“Where was this book as I cruised up the corporate ladder at P&G, PepsiCo and Paramount? First-Time Leader is the quintessential book for new leaders - written with clarity, conviction and common sense, foundational to helping new leaders and their teams deliver better results faster. We found George and Gillian’s approach with B.R.A.V.E. and the three secrets of happiness as the new backbone for leadership and voted this book in our top 10 MUST read for this year! Make this book your North Star.”
—Rick Tocquigny – Host Life Lessons Radio – “America’s Favorite Lessons Show”