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Accelerating Leadership Development: Practical Solutions for Building Your Organization's Potential by Jocelyn Bérard

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Onboarding

The President of the United States gets 100 days to prove himself; you get 90. The actions you take during your first three months in a new job will largely determine whether you succeed or fail.

—Michael Watkins

Most of us have had some personal experience with onboarding—the induction procedure put into effect on the first few days of a new job—and chances are it was an ordeal we would rather forget. Likely it was a traditional orientation program, a day or two filled with an endless stream of information about the new company's policies, procedures, benefits and administrative issues.

Thankfully, onboarding has changed. The more modern onboarding process that organizations are adopting takes care of that administrative stuff, ...

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