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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


Dec. 28, 2011 7:48 am
Happy New Year! My gift to you is 24 BRAVE frameworks that can help make your coming year happier. Headlines here. Click through to the original articles (on a combination of and PrimeGenesis) for more. Happiness is good – Three goods: good for others, good for me, good at it Five components of BRAVE leadership : Behaviors, Relationships, Attitudes, Values and Environment,...  Read More
Dec. 21, 2011 6:50 am
We’re all leaders all the time. Everything we do, everything we say, everything we don’t do and don’t say communicates. We lead with our examples. Sari Gross’s Flames of Giving program is a classic example of leading by example. Almost two decades ago. Sari was looking for ways to make her children more aware of and more connected with the community around them. She knew there were others...  Read More
Dec. 19, 2011 2:31 pm
Taking over the business from the family patriarch or matriarch is challenging. Especially if the previous head was more autocratic than empowering. Especially if the new leader has not had time to prove himself or herself. Especially if the change is sudden. Especially if the business is in trouble. Especially if the family business is a country. So, it’s fair to assume that Kim Jong Un will...  Read More
Dec. 12, 2011 7:46 am
Crises change things. The difference between managing a crisis and leading through one is often related to leaders’ ability to keep their eyes on what really matters. One of the lessons of the last week's European debt crisis summit is how difficult is to manage across groups when what really matters is different for the different players. Leading through a crisis In a crisis, it’s important...  Read More
Dec. 11, 2011 8:46 am
Cover of Franklin D. Roosevelt In his recent New York Times column, The Next First (and Only) 100 Days , Thomas Friedman makes the point that Since F.D.R., we’ve measured presidents by their “first 100 days.” But now it’s really “the only 100 days.” He goes on to talk about the need for the next president to drive a solution to the three concurrent jobs crises in his first 100 days....  Read More
Dec. 6, 2011 10:21 am
We are thrilled to announce the additions of Roger Neill and Thomas Yang as partners, and new alliances in China and India. Roger will be based in London and concentrate on Europe. Thomas will focus on Asia, working with our new allies Allen Ku of Illumination Works (China) and Vijay Karkare of Cornerstone India , respectively. Worldwide businesses leaders are realizing executive...  Read More
Dec. 2, 2011 6:35 am
There are important things to be learned from how Europe's leaders manage through their debt crisis. We titled the new appendix in the 3rd edition of The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan "Leading through a crisis" because crises change organizations. It's important to make sure that the choices you make during crises change you and your organization in ways that move you toward your purpose...  Read More
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