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George Bradt
George Bradt
Offering a unique perspective on transformational leadership based on his combined senior line management, journalistic, and consulting experience. Founder of executive onboarding group PrimeGenesis, author of four books on onboarding and “The New Leader’s Playbook” weekly column on Forbes.com.
 
Jan. 25, 2009 5:51 pm
Three leadership truths: 1) It's not about you 2) Everything communicates 3) Help should be helpful Look at the way Obama is starting up.  Look at the way he talks about us and we and not me and I.  Look at the way he strives to keep all his actions on message.  Look at the way he enrolls others by helping them be successful. Contrast that the memo Carol Bartz...  Read More
Jan. 21, 2009 11:44 am
OK, this is only the 24,000th blog written about Barack Obama's speech yesterday. And I'm sure there are politicos and historians who will wax much more eloquent than me (for example, see the New York Times Editorial ). But since this blog is about leadership, I can't pass up the opportunity to analyze his speech from the standpoint of leadership. Many people I've talked with have said, "It was...  Read More
Jan. 21, 2009 10:44 am
OK, this is only the 24,000th blog written about Barack Obama's speech yesterday. And I'm sure there are politicos and historians who will wax much more eloquent than me (for example, see the New York Times Editorial ). But since this blog is about leadership, I can't pass up the opportunity to analyze his speech from the standpoint of leadership. Many people I've talked with have said,...  Read More
Jan. 19, 2009 6:45 am
On the one hand, there’s nothing magical about the first 100 days.  The phrase seems to have originated with Franklin Roosevelt’s first 100 days of legislative activity with congress and the 15 bills that launched the New Deal.   What was magical was the way Roosevelt used that time to galvanize people around the need for change, the direction of the change, and the actions to be taken. As...  Read More
Jan. 11, 2009 3:25 pm
One of the comments I received after my last post was that I was waxing too philosophical.Guilty as charged, and I was unabashedly so. But I don't want this blog to drift into spongy platitudes, so I'm going to shift gears and address a problem virtually every manager has dealt with at one time or another. If you have a toxic team member, you should do everything in your power to get rid of them...  Read More
Jan. 5, 2009 7:42 am
The new year is a great excuse to think about new beginnings.  We all know the importance of thinking far in advance as we prepare for new opportunities.  Why then don't more people take a more comprehensive approach to onboarding?  Probably because it is not something they do every day; and because it is hard to get good at it. Onboarding encompasses efforts to acquire, accommodate,...  Read More
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