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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


Jun. 26, 2008 8:50 am
How do you decide if you need an executive coach or a transition acceleration consultant/partner? Certainly some situations require both.  But what do you do first - focus on assimilating into the culture then accelerate results, or the other way around? I tend to think delivering results is the best entree for real assimilation. What do you think? Mary Vonnegut, PrimeGenesis  Read More
Jun. 26, 2008 6:17 am
Avoid stepping on seven common onboarding landmines: ORGANIZATION: Lack of a winning strategy; or inability to implement that strategy ROLE: Expectations and resources or Key Stakeholders not aligned PERSONAL: Gaps in individual’s strengths, motivation or fit vs. the organization’s needs RELATIONSHIP: Failing to establish/maintain key relationships up, across or down ...  Read More
Jun. 25, 2008 9:34 am
When you’re promoted from within : You can’t control the context – so prepare in advance and be ready to adjust as required in planned, unplanned or interim changes, securing resources and support along the way It’s hard to make a clean break – so take control of your own transition by managing the announcement cascade, securing your base, and managing first impressions in...  Read More
Jun. 24, 2008 6:53 am
Some thoughts on great leadership . The more we get into this, the more we're becoming convinced that it's all about inspiring and enabling others to do their absolute best, together to realize a meaningful and rewarding shared purpose Three truths leaders should keep in mind: 1) It's not about you. (It's about those "others" following you) 2) Everything communicates. ...  Read More
Jun. 23, 2008 6:31 pm
Three words can make a huge difference to your onboarding success: create – control – connect CREATE Day One is a critical pivot point for people joining from outside the company. The same is true for the formal announcement of someone getting promoted from within. In both situations you can CREATE time and accelerate progress by getting a head start and hitting the ground...  Read More
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